Exciting news from The Bishop’s Palace – the first swan egg of 2017 has appeared in the nest!
Wynn and Bryn have been busy preparing their nest alongside the Palace Moat for the past few weeks and the Palace have set up their world famous ‘Swan Cam’ in anticipation of some swan action.
The first egg was spotted on Tuesday 7th March by one of the Palace staff who help to feed and care for the swans.
Normally the female swan lays an egg once every 12-24 hours. Once all the eggs have been laid, which can take 2-3 weeks, then Wynn will begin to incubate them by sitting on the nest. The incubation time is usually 5-6 weeks.
Last year viewers of The Bishop’s Palace Swan Cam were the first to spot the cygnets hatching from their eggs on 30th April – the first year that this event had taken place in April rather than May!
Anyone interested in watching the feathery antics and tune in to Swan Cam on the home page of the Palace website www.bishopspalace.org.uk