Swans on the River Exe

One of my favourite things to do is feed the swans down on the Exeter Quay.They are so tame, they will bring their cygnets to you to feed them bits of bread.  It probably isn't what a cygnet needs to eat but they love it and I love feeding them.

Most swans are the Queen's property and have protected status.

Swans are monogamous and mate for life.

Beautiful and elegant as they are, swans can be aggressive when protecting their little families.  Loyal, devoted, regal and beautiful... it's hard not to love swans!