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Swans reunited after lovers' tiff

11:13 Sat Dec 15 2012
AAP

A pair of Australian black swans have been reunited after a lovers' tiff.

The birds returned to their home on Queen Mary's Gardens Lake in Regent's Park, London, on Friday morning for the first time since being separated in 2011.

The couple have been together for almost seven years but were split up for six months after they began bickering to "cool off".

Wildlife officer Dave Johnson took the female swan to another pond in the gardens, only to later find the swan left behind was searching for its mate, according to a Royal Parks spokesman.

Andrew Williams, the gardens' assistant manager, said: "The male and the female tend to mate for life so it was a little unusual that they fell out."

After a trial reunion to work out their differences, preparations were made to move them back to their home.

The lake was desilted after tests revealed the water quality had been deteriorating which means the swans have returned to a much-improved home.

Mr Williams said the couple's return was a success.

"We've had a good release of the swans, with a little bit of a delay looking out on to the water, then we stepped in and I think they look very happy and very glad to be back to their rightful home."

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