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Cowpie Country Show 2015


Cowpie sounds like a strange menu item but in fact is the annual show for the Surrey Young Farmers. Up until this year it had been held at Betchworth near Dorking, but maybe because last years event had to be postponed due to rain , it was moved to near Lingfield.

The Cowpie Country Show is organised entirely by Young Farmers and volunteers and is held annually in May. The Show attracts around 20,000 visitors who come to see the wide range of main ring attractions, livestock, side shows and trade stands.

Cowpie also incorporates one of Surrey YFC’s main competition days, so visitors can see Young Farmers competing in events around the show ground, like hay bail racing, livestock judging, charity racing and archery.

The show is a great day out with a mixture of events, like various dog racing and dog competitions, birds of prey ( a little sanitised if I am honest), stalls, a small fair and various other diverse events that include tarot card reading ( maybe something for Nick Clegg next time?), motorcycle stunt riders, sheep shearers and many more things.

Kestrel at Cowpie 2015

Kestrel at Cowpie 2015

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Painshill Park Birds of Prey 2013


Painshill Park is one of the most beautiful parks in UK in cobham, Surrey. Each year they present a number of different shows, and this year Birds of Prey was the offering in August. Henfold birds of Prey provided the show and were excellent. An almost two hour demonstration of birds flying with enough information to entertain and educate the audience without boring or frightening them away. Great selection of birds. Here are a few including a nice shot of the typical mantling behaviour.

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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Kestrel

Kestrel

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

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