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The father’s swanned off.

Mute swans usually lay between four and six eggs; however this Limerick swan had a clutch of nine cygnets in recent weeks. “Nine is an incredible number. The average is four to six although we did have up to 10 cygnets sighted before,” says Westfield Wetlands committee member Sean Ryan.


Family Of Nine Cygnets Is A New Attraction At Limerick Wetlands (Niamh Dillon, Limerick Leader)

(Sean Ryan)

Thanks Niall O’M