You know when spring has truly arrived when the pair of resident swans at Swanpool in Falmouth introduce their young to the world.

Eight cygnets have been finding their feet, both on and off the water, and attracting a lot of attention from locals and visitors alike who have been snapping them with their cameras.

The adult cob and pen are keeping a close eye on their offspring, particularly when they are on dry land, when father swan can often be seen taking a swipe at passing cars if they drive past too slowly.