Press release: Two Swans a Swimming at Markenfield
Following a two-month-long exile, Sylvia – the Hall’s Black Swan – will be returning home tomorrow (Thursday) along with her new mate. Roland, her previous mate was savagely (and very sadly) killed by an Otter back in April after a spree that saw over 50 Carp caught and consumed on and around the moat.
The past two months have seen many visitors questioning why the Swans were missing and the Hall’s Owner Lady Deirdre Curteis comments: “we have had Black Swans on the moat at Markenfield continuously since the 1980s, when my husband and I were given a pair as a ‘house-warming’ present. They have become synonymous with the Hall and our visitors have really missed seeing them – we’ve missed seeing them too. They develop personalities and become a part of the family. Sadly we lost Roland, and Sylvia was then removed for her own safety until we were sure that the Otter had moved on. We are very happy to say that Sylvia was young enough to be introduced to a new mate and that they are both coming home to the Hall tomorrow.”
At the moment Sylvia’s new mate remains nameless. Can you help? If you can suggest a name for our newest arrival, please let us know. You can email the Hall at email@example.com or via the Hall’s Facebook page.
Visitors to the Hall will be able to see the Swans in situ when it opens its doors to the public from Saturday 11th to Sunday 26 June, 2:00pm to 5:00pm each day. For further information please call the Administrator on 01765 692303 or see markenfield.com
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