Very fine swans indeed

I’m filling in for our biodiversity blogger Christine Berry to bring you this week’s exciting developments from The National Archives’ pond. In Christine’s last post, she talked about the pair of adult swans nesting on the lower pond: this week, the eggs hatched! Staff here managed to take these pictures, though we’re being careful not to get too close.

Newly hatched cygnets at The National Archives

Newly hatched cygnets at The National Archives

Swan family at The National Archives

Swan family at The National Archives

Cygnets and swan

Cygnets and swan

Video and photos 1 & 2: Max Evans

Photo 3: Kate Jennison


  1. Erica says:

    So cute!

  2. Gemma says:

    Don’t get too close, Mummy Swan will have your fingers. And that won’t be cute.

  3. Diane says:

    I Took some photos today. Dad was teaching one of the baby cygnet how to swim.anybody like to see the photos I be in national archives tomorrow

    1. Ruth Ford (admin) says:

      Thanks very much Diane – if you add your photos to Flickr or another photo sharing site, please do let us know as we’d be happy to add the link to this post.

      There were three cygnets and both adult swans swimming this morning – has anyone spotted the fourth?

      1. Diane Newman says:

        I took some Photos of the Swans and of the cygnets was so funny
        i got a good photo of it,. They are geting big now.

  4. Diane says:

    Photos from my Flickr page of the Swans and Cygnets at National Archives.

    press on chiswick 28

    They are my photos

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