The muddy swans are doing just fine.
Mildred has not been off the nest, that I know of, anytime I have been around, so no update on the egg count. Surely eight is enough anyway?
You can see George in the picture, surveying Fareham Creek from the platform alongside Lady Jane.
Maybe George is considering a platform upgrade to mine next year, seeing as mine is not nearly as messy as the one they are nesting on.