Swan song as recovered bird is set free

She will be mate to a male living in the pond, babies expected in spring
Caryn Ritchie prepares to release a female mute swan. FCW photo.

A wonderful account posted by Caryn Ritchie of the Friends of Cape Wildlife:

Today was a great day. I got to release a mute swan who has been at CWC getting treatment for lead poisoning. She was released at Mill Pond to be the mate to a male swan who has been alone for four years. To say he was excited is an understatement. I'm expecting babies this spring after today's initial greeting. She flew, swam and flapped beautifully.


CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.