Last Sunday the new pair at Craiglockhart Pond hatched 7 cygnets.
Last year we lost the pair that had been on the pond for 22 years. First the male disappeared then the SSPCA removed the rest of the brood, but the female still died. So the pair on the pond are new. Happily they have proved successful.
Judging from their behaviour the new parents have got the hang parenthood. Out of the seven offspring six are centre stage here.
It would be nice if they all survived. We will be keeping an eye on them.