Monday, 14 September 2015
Feathers from Newark Park
For a long time I have been meaning to walk down the carriage drive at Newark Park and do one of the longer walks on their map. On Sunday we did the red walk. Down the drive and back up a glorious valley with sheep, pheasants and cattle in the fields. Quite steep in places. We ended up back by the lake. I wanted to look out for birds of prey and we were lucky to see buzzards, a kite and a smaller bird of prey-possibly kestrel. The feathers are mostly peacock. We saw a peahen with a chick on the wall of the walled garden. I am thinking of researching falconry which would fit in with the hunting lodge theme.