Last year the annual swan upping – census of swans – did not happen because of the pandemic. This week swan upping has resumed, and the colourful boats are rowing up the River Thames. They began today, Tuesday 20th July, from Eton Bridge, Berkshire and will finish at Moulsford on Thames, Oxfordshire on Thursday 22nd July.
They are not doing the full five days this year and will not visit Abingdon.
This group of four cygnets will escape being rounded up,
examined for injuries, weighed and ringed.