Brighid and Siegfried proudly welcomed nine cygnets into the world week. The cygnets were born on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May. The nest by the causeway has already been abandoned, and taken over by an opportunistic family of ducks! The swan family can now be found sleeping on the grass at the top of the pond. You may also see the new ducklings, as well as coot and moorhen chicks swimming around with their parents.
If you wish to feed the birds at the wooden pontoons while the cygnets are young please do so at the grassy banks either side of the pontoons. Last year some cygnets got stuck under the wooden pontoons while diving for food near the edges of the platforms. Hopefully soon they will be big enough to not get trapped underneath. If you are aware that a cygnet has become trapped again please ring the SSPCA or contact the Friends of Easter Craiglockhart Hill through Facebook or Twitter.