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TQ6039 :: Ducks, Dunorlan Lake

Taken 2 years ago by N Chadwick near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Ducks, Dunorlan Lake by N Chadwick
Ducks, Dunorlan Lake

Dunorlan Park
Dunorlan Park was once the private grounds of a large and very grand mansion owned by the Yorkshire born millionaire, Henry Reed. The garden was laid out in the 1850s and 1860s by the renowned Victorian gardener Robert Marnock. Although the mansion no longer exists, the garden is one of the best preserved examples of Marnock's work. James Pulham also contributed to the park and many of the features are made from Pulhamite. Dunorlan Park is now an historically important (Grade II listed LinkExternal link ) and much loved public park. The Heritage Lottery Fund award of £2.1 million has enabled the restoration of Dunorlan's historic features and improved access into and around the park. The park contains a number of amenities including a cafe, boating lake, putting green, car parks, toilets, as well as rolling Wealden countryside. For a map see LinkExternal link
Mallard Ducks
The Mallard is the most common type of duck in the UK. The drake (male) is instantly recognisable by its green head, yellow beak, brown breast and grey and brown wing feathers with a blue speculum feathers. The hen (female) is speckled brown, and brown beak. During the summer moult the males lose their colour and become little distinguishable from the females. The Mallard is found at most wetland areas, including rivers, canals, lakes, and large and small ponds.
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Subject Grid Square TQ6039
Subject Lat/Long 51.132688,0.285829 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20181118 201811 2018 (about 2 years ago)
Submitted 2020-04-21
Snippet Mallard Ducks · Dunorlan Park ·
Context Park and Public Gardens · Lakes, Wetland, Bog · Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms ·
Group Ducks · Dunorlan Lake ·

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