Three black swan cygnets have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre just in time for Easter!

The cygnets hatched on 18 March and can be seen with their parents in the Weird or Wonderful area of the grounds.

Nick Brooks, Centre Manager, said: “Even though Easter holidays are a little bit early this year, we are already seeing lots of activity with moorhens, mallard and shelduck, all nest building. It is great that all the families visiting us over Easter will see these cute cygnets.”

The black swan is a large black waterbird with a distinctive red bill, a species of swan which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia.  The male is slightly bigger than the female, with a straighter bill, which is the only way to tell them apart. We will leave the cygnets to be reared by their parents.

The black swan cygnets are just one of the main attractions for the Easter Holidays. Visitors can go quackers searching for 25 GIANT yellow ducks in our annual Easter Duck Trail as well as delving into the ponds to see what creatures they can find in pond dipping; take to the water in our award winning canoe safari and boat tours adventure; get crafty in the craft room; den building; splashing in water play; balancing on stepping stones; seeing adorable otters and have a wild walk adventure!

Everything you need for a great family day out this Easter.

WWT Martin Mere is open every day from 9.30am to 6pm and parking is free of charge. Visit the web site for further information.




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