I first noticed the Pen Swan on eggs about a month ago and I've been waiting eagerly for the hatching ever since.
There was a clutch of 5 eggs and 4 of these hatched successfully on Friday evening.
Worryingly the newborns have already captured the attention of a Mink that has been 'seen off' by the adult birds on at least two occasions.
I kept a good distance away from the nest this morning and after a 2 hour wait, the new family took to the water for a very brief swim...
The Cygnets never strayed further than a few feet from their mothers side and even the proud Cob Swan didn't get much of a look in!
I'll be visiting the site again in a day or two to hopefully get some close ups of the Cygnets, so watch this space!