Swans take a flying break at Southsea bus stop

HAVING A BREAK The swans stop at Ferry Road, Southsea. Picture: Jane Holland

HAVING A BREAK The swans stop at Ferry Road, Southsea. Picture: Jane Holland

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THEY say birds of a feather flock together and members of this family of swans were sticking by each other in a most unusual place.

The family had taken a break from gracefully gliding across the water to wait for the bus.

Jane Holland was driving home from work as a dog walker on Wednesday afternoon when she spotted the swans’ shenanigans on Ferry Road, Eastney. Luckily, she had just dropped off her last canine customer.

Jane, 52, said: ‘It was unbelievable. I thought “how am I going to get them out of the away?” I grew up with geese, so I wasn’t scared, but luckily some other guys stopped and got out of their cars and helped me get them to safety.’

She thought the scene was so funny, the only way anyone would believe her was to snatch a picture on her mobile phone. Jane sent her pictures into The News so readers could share some lighthearted relief.

Jane, from Lake Road, said: ‘You can often see swans along the seafront, but never like that. It was nice to see them. It was so funny, they were just sitting at the bus stop.’

The family had three baby swans, called cygnets, with them.

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