Swan goes on walkabout in Ingol before reuniting with family on Lancaster Canal

Posted on - 4th October, 2020 - 6:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Ingol, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
The cygnet appeared in the car par Pic: Alan Drew
The cygnet appeared in the car park via a hedge Pic: Alan Drew

A cygnet that appeared in an Ingol car park has found its way back to its family on the Lancaster Canal.


Alan Drew who lives in Brook Croft spotted the cygnet earlier today (Sunday 4 October).

Alan said: “I just saw something white appearing through the hedge facing my upstairs flat kitchen window. It was getting larger and larger until it popped out of the hedge and fell on to the road leading to our car park.

Pic: Alan Drew

“It then got up, looked up at me watching from my window and walked through our car park until it disappeared out of my view. I went outside to see where it had got to, but there was no sign of it.”

Later on Alan saw the cygnet back with its family.

“I was on the canal at Bridge 15 by the end of Bexhill Road, and the cygnet swam up and joined the rest of its family on the patch of grass next to the bridge.

The cygnet reunited with its family Pic: Alan Drew
The cygnet reunited with its family Pic: Alan Drew

“A young lad told me he had seen the swan walking up Bexhill Road. A couple on the bridge rang a neighbour who ushered the swan from the road into his garden and into the canal.”

Nearby residents have watched the swan family of two adults and nine cygnets throughout lockdown.

Two weeks ago one of the cygnets was rescued after crash-landing in an Ashton backyard.

Read more: Swan rescued and rehomed in Southport after crash landing in Ashton backyard

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Did you see the swan on its walkabout? Let us know in the comments.

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