Called into Stadt moers park a week ago. http://www.fosmp.btck.co.uk/StadtMoersParkHistory.
There's a pond on the far side that usually has some waterfowl and grebes. Two swans were present, appeared to be a couple and both ringed, so I took their numbers and sent them off to the swan people.
Darvic CFF6 green = Female cygnet, ringed 31st December 2013 at Spike Island Widnes. (David Cookson, Cheshire Swan Study Group)
Blue Darvic 4ADZ, which was ringed as a male cygnet at Sefton Park on the 20th December 2013. It has been seen at various places in Merseyside, as well as a trip to Pennington Flash at Leigh ! (Wes Halton, North West Swan Study)
I asked if they might breed? - 'This swan is not quite old enough but strange things have happened'
Will have to go back and see if their staying😉
Another thing I noticed, which is a little disturbing was the condition of the trees, an awful lot appear to be under siege from the local bunnies? l think the rangers will have to something quickly, a couple of stoats probably wouldn't go a miss!