Swan on the Wachusett Aqueduct

I captured these pictures earlier in the month on the section of the aqueduct between Parkerville and Deerfoot Roads. For a time there were two swans swimming there each morning, then just the one, and now I don’t see either when I go by.

Anyone caught a glimpse of them elsewhere in town?

Swan on the Wachusett Aqueduct

Swan on the Wachusett Aqueduct

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John
13 years ago

I doubt they are the same, however, I have seen swans in the reservoir basin off Marlborough Road at the Marlborough town line.

Jerry
13 years ago

These are mute swans (note orange beak), a horrible non-native invasive species so let’s hope they were just passing through and don’t come back. They are aggressive and will attack.

Tarin
13 years ago

I have noticed these swans for a while. There were two and they appeared to be nesting on the shore. One was being very protective for a while while the other sat on the nest. Sadly, I think the 2nd may have met it’s demise by a coyote or something. While walking my dog on the Sudbury Res. Trail I noticed bones and big white feathered wings off the trail. I thought they were lovely to see and don’t seem to be a nuisance.

Cindy
13 years ago

Interesting Jerry….I never knew!

Martha
13 years ago

I believe a resident of one of those roads owned two swans and she recently told me that the female had died after laying a couple of eggs. The male was very protective and last I heard was guarding her “corpse” on the shore. That was a couple of weeks ago.

Heather
13 years ago

So very sad but also very lovely to see such devotion and loyalty in the animal kingdom.

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