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Just heard on BBC Radio 2 that passengers using the Cremyll ferry (small commuter / leisure ferry - Northern Belle 29t 157 passengers) are having to be extra careful when boarding on the Plymouth side as a pair of swans have built their nest on the ferry slipway, out of debris from a high tide!

3 of the 4 eggs have been washed out into the Tamar so far, so the swans are being very protective towards the remaining egg. Its illegal to remove the eggs or the swans.

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I hope someone from the WWT is keeping an eye on that one - Swans tend to build in the same place year after year. Whilst people cannot uplift eggs they can move birds, either before nesting or after hatching, if it is necessary to protect them.

If anyone comes across anything similar the best people to contact are

www.wwt.org.uk
 
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