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The swans removed from the lake at Eaton Dorney have been released following the end of the Olympic and Paralympic rowing events.

Wendy Hermon, from charity Swan Lifeline, said 36 swans were released on the lake at the complex on the Berkshire Buckinghamshire border.

During the Olympic Rowing Events the swans were cared for at the charity centre on Cuckoo Weir Island.

A spokesperson from the charity said After a few months of feeding they have gone out a lot fatter than they came in.

We could not wait to get them back on there and in their natural environment and I think they are enjoying washing and bathing in the sun.

If you love swans and birdlife a Canal Boat Holiday is a perfect choice for you.

Take time on your Canal Boat Holiday and just stop and listen to the wonderful birdsong along the canal banks.

Listen for an owl hooting or for a nightingale singing at dusk or at first light listen for blackbirds, robins and wrens as the dawn chorus sounds the start of morning.

You may be in a privileged to hear the cry of the buzzards or kestrals as the swoop over farmland hunting for food.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for nature lovers.

As you gentle cruise along the canals on your Canal Boat Holiday you will get back to nature and have a chance to see the bird life close up.

Ducks and swans feed on the weeds that float in the canal and the reeds growing at the edge provides shelter for the kingfishers.

As you are cruising along on your Canal Boat Holiday feed the moorhens and swans as they follow you hoping for a tasty treat.

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