Manlius (WSYR-TV) – At least one local biologist claims that Manlius’ iconic swans could have new cygnets by Mother’s Day.
Michael Bean says the four eggs in Manny and Faye’s nest could hatch on Sunday.
Bean found three broken eggs, but they appear to have rotted and died of natural causes. Faye and Manny last had cygnets in June 2012
The cygnets were born after a vandal smashed an earlier clutch. Ross Leone pleaded guilty
after being charged in connection to the incident.
The incident galvanized the community in Syracuse’s eastern suburb. Neighbors in the area formed a Swan Patrol
in an effort to protect the waterfowl in the heart of the village.