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Faye the Manlius swan lays three eggs

Manny and Faye, the swans who call the Manlius Swan Pond home, have three reasons to be happy this Easter.
Manlius (WSYR-TV) -  Manny and Faye, the swans who call the Manlius Swan Pond home, have three reasons to be happy this Easter.

Faye has laid three eggs and more are on the way.

Ornithologist Michael Bean donated Manny and Faye to the village. He says he is suprised Faye laid eggs this early because it has been so cold.

The eggs are still dormant, according to Bean. He said much like seeds need water to grow, the eggs need heat from Faye.

 

"What happens here is she will lay a total, it's called a clutch, of about 6 to 9 eggs and after she lays her last egg she will sit on them, incubate themAs soon as they get the heat they start growing, this way they all hatch at once,” said Bean.

 

The incubation process lasts 37 days, so Bean said the eggs should hatch by the middle of May.


Last year, Ross Leone admitted to smashing eggs laid by Faye. He was sentenced to a month's worth of weekends in jail, was ordered to pay $2,800 in restitution and will be on probation for the next three years.

Soon after, Faye soon laid new eggs which hatched last summer.

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