The Abbotsbury Swans

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16th June 2010

Not just carrion

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Crows wait patiently for an opportunity to snaffle a cygnet from its parents.

14th June 2010

Swan wars

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Simon King analyses a violent swan fight at Dorset's Abbotsbury Swannery.

11th June 2010

Exploring the fleet

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Simon explores the unique habitat of the fleet lagoon in Dorset.

Stay safe

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Simon brings us dramatic scenes as a mother swan protects her cygnet from an aggressive male.

Disaster on the fleet

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Join Simon as he finds out how the swan family are surviving out of the nest.

10th June 2010

Swan solidarity

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Simon King shows us how fiercely protective adult swans can be.

Rejected

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A cygnet is given short shrift by an adult swan that isn't its mother.

A brood of seven

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Simon guides us through amazingly intimate footage of a family of mute swans as they raise their family.

About

In 2010 Springwatch followed Simon King and his team as they visited a nest of mute swans on the fleet lagoon in Dorset. Watch how their story unfolded here.

Mute swan getting airborne (c) Andy Berry Mute swan

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