Baby Swans Are Back On The Charles River Esplanade

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Baby swans have been spotted on the Charles River Esplanade. The swan's nest is being protected by a metal barricade, and there were nine eggs in the nest as recently as a day ago.

Michael Nichols, Director of the Esplanade Association, said the eggs were a long time coming.

"We're starting to finally see them hatching after many weeks of watching," Nichols said.

To Nichols, the swans signal a return of wildlife to the Charles River that would have been hard to believe in most of the 20th Century, when the river was badly polluted.

"Many have taken pains to clean up the quality of the river nearby, and I think this is kind of an outgrowth of that," he said.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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