We watched a swans nest for a number of weeks in the hope that we would see some cygnets, young swans, fledge the nest. One day the swans were there, the next they were gone - had the eggs hatched, or had they been raided? A trawl of the nearby Beck reviewed nothing, so we expected the worst. Two weeks later, look what appeared, two very proud swans with four cygnets! The cygnets will be withe the parents for the next six months and I am sure we will see more of them.