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And baby makes three

01 Feb 2017

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Locals concerned with the disappearance of Docklands’ nesting swans late last year will be pleased to learn that they are back – with baby!

Fears were held for the safety of the swans when they abandoned their nesting site near Harbour Esplanade in November.

The City of Melbourne put some protective tape around the swans’ nest, but no one had seen them until they made a surprise return to the harbour in the new year.

The swan family was sighted again at the north side of the Victoria Harbour, where they were greeted by many “paparazzi” eager to photograph them.

The baby swan has already grown out of its newborn grey fluff and is showing similar patterned feathers to its parents.

While the parent swans were enjoying some biscuits from their fans, the baby swan jumped on shore to explore Docklands.

Black swans mainly breed in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia and are the symbol of Western Australia. But now it seems they can also be a Docklands mascot.

The swans also bring a Valentine’s Day vibe with their symbolism of purity, loyalty and love. The black swan has one partner for life and both adults raise their baby.

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