At last, following weeks waiting for Spring to spring, it appears to have suddenly exploded upon us. As such, the Mute Swans are very busy building nests and laying eggs in them. We passed a very busy pair of 'Mutes' this morning, on one of the quieter ponds of Straw's Bridge. It was very peaceful there. Pity the same couldn't be said about the main lake. Here, the Mutes were posturing, sizing each other up and generally being rather belligerent about things.