Better times are in store for ‘Billy’

Feeding time is always a fun part of volunteering at the trust.
Just as with us humans when we’re hungry, animal manners can go out of the window and tempers can get frayed.
Billy No-Mates the cygnet (as I think of him) has been having a hard time fitting in after joining the group of siblings that were admitted as very young birds.
At mealtimes he was confined to the edge of the pond, and if he ventured in the water to grab a scrap of lettuce he’d be nipped firmly on the bottom by the other cygnets.
Swans are sociable creatures, Kay says, and groups do eventually settle down.
But on last... read more

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