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The Animals of Painshill Park en-route to Farthing Wood


Painshill park in Cobham surrey is a wonderful place for walking and nature. Each season allows the park to be viewed differently. These photos are from Winter time. Cold Swans. Dancing ducks. Air bubbles under the lake. Woods.  Enjoy.

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Painshill Park Cobham. Copyright Chris bushe

Dead Fox was not what we expected to find


A sunday afternoon in the rain in Beddington Park Croydon. The aim was getting a motorised boat to work on one of the rivers that runs through. However one is taught that it is important to look out for obstructions such as reeds, sandbanks and now it seems dead foxes. Quite near the edge there was what looked like a young fox, dead in the water almost submerged. The other inhabitants of the park included some noisy herons who refused my kind invitations to sit still at the top of their tree and stop sqwarking so i might humbly photograph them. Egyptian geese that sat in the water surrounded by various debris from croydon, plastic water bottles etc.

Dead Fox below the water

Wisley RHS Gardens Surrey


A grey sort of day with little to do, so a walk was in order at Wisley. Not many flowers and plants to report but I did learn something about Geese who seemingly have broken wings. We used to see an Egyptian goose at Painshill park for 3-4 years who had what we thought was a deformed wing but it seems this is called ” angel wing or aeroplane wing”. they are born with this, cannot fly but survive about the same as normal geese.  A little poster in a Hide at Wisley taught me this! Our Egyptian Goose was named Mangle by my son, who had little interest in the biology of ducks.

Wisley is actually a great place for a walk, no-one has to be an expert on plants to enjoy the scenery there, though a fair amount of puffing and huffing and pontificating does go on.

An Egyptian goose with normal wings

 

Mangle. The goose with Angel Wing it seems

 

Angel wing Defined

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