Cygnet Naming Competition at The Bishop’s Palace
The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has launched their extremely popular annual cygnet-naming competition, following the hatching of four beautiful cygnets last week.
Fans of the Palace’s 24 hour swan cam were delighted to be able to watch the appearance on the nest of the new babies, over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Palace staff captured a fascinating video of one of the cygnets emerging from the egg.
The cygnets subsequently took to the water at only 3 days old, along with mum Grace and dad Gabriel and have been delighting visitors to the moat around the medieval palace ever since.
Anyone wishing to enter a name for a cygnet is welcome to send in their suggestions via the Palace’s social media channels, at the Ticket Office or on firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition will end on Thursday 20th May at 12pm and the winners will be announced on the same day.
Viewers can enjoy watching the nest at any time of day or night via the 24 hour Swan Cam, which can be found at the bottom of the home page of the Palace website.
Image credits: Jason Bryant
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