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Rescue at St George Lake; last cygnet gone.

This story was written by Maggie of Clouds Hill Bristol, and edited by Peter; she chairs the Friends of St. George Park Bristol, and is an ardent campaigner for improvements to the local environment, and in particular for there to … Continue reading

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January 2013.

It’s high time we did a bit of catching up; so, of necessity, this will be a bit skimpy! All photographs in what follows,except the Wells swan ringing the bell ( yet to be posted) are by Ellen. 01.01. Called … Continue reading

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The Story of Two Swans and a Train; 29th February.

If you at all superstitious, you could be forgiven for being thankful 29th February occurs no more frequently than once every four years; to assess the significance of this opening remark, just read on, but suffice to say, to have … Continue reading

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It’s Not Only Swans We Deal With – Another Busy Day (20th February).

Another busy day involving a Tawny Owl, a Buzzard, a one winged Mute Swan and a dead swan (probably its mate). Two weeks earlier the owl had been found entangled in fishing line and hanging from a tree in the … Continue reading

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It Remains as Impossible as Ever to be in More Than One Place at a Time!

Wednesday 7th. March. At the third attempt, (following two postponements) had lunch with¬† ‘aaa’ at Swindon and returned via Eastville Park in Bristol to respond to three calls received in quick succession concerning a ‘tackled’ juvenile swan. On arrival, discovered … Continue reading

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Update for February 2012 – just a flavour of what we have been doing.

6th February; Huntington Court, Hereford; full scale territorial dispute going on as a result of arrival of another adult pair – these taken into care for re-homing. 12th February; report of exhausted swan near Saracen’s Head pub at Symonds Yat … Continue reading

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We’ve been so busy, so here is a brief update – Jan 2012

19th January; report of juvenile trapped in sluice at Hendre Park Lake; attended, but no problem found. 20th January; territorial dispute at Flaxley, Gloucs. Pair driven from their home of many years; female died as a result of flying into … Continue reading

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Yet Another Barbed 3-Pronged Hook Incident.

Date: 17th January, 2012.¬† Location: Monnow Bridge, Monmouth. Received two calls Tuesday afternoon about this 11.8 kg cob which was in very serious difficulty. He had been rescued from the river and taken to Monnow Bridge Veterinary Practice, where, quite … Continue reading

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Caerphilly Castle Moat – 11th January 2012

John registers concern about the adult female; she spends a lot of time out of the water and away from the rest of the family. Yesterday, Edwin saw her fall over a couple of times, and there’s a feeling her … Continue reading

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Today (11/1) wasn’t supposed to be like this, but we knew it was coming!

If you can pick the bones of that, you’re a better … than I am G… D…!! Amazingly, we’re almost back at Sevenoaks Fishery – almost an adjacent property, but this time it is a serious ‘territorial’ dispute. It’s that … Continue reading

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