THE Swan Whisperer of Middlewich has rescued a female swan in distress at a Middlewich housing estate this afternoon.

Middlewich wildlife enthusiast Ryan Mottram, found the swan on the road at Kingfishers estate being chased by two other swans.

“They were chasing her off their territory,” Ryan said. “I climbed over the fence with her in my arms and took her back to the lock. I had a look over for any injuries but she just seemed a little confused.

“I watched as she went back into the water and saw her mate come back to her. As I walked past a bit later the opposite way, the male was in the water with his wings up and she was in the reeds building a nest.”

Ryan, 20, has spent every day for the past four years building a rapport with the canal swans, in particular Flash and Snow.