THE MARKENFIELD IRREGULAR: issue 40
SWAN SONG. Black Swans first came to Markenfield in 1982, when Peter Olney, Curator of Birds at London Zoo, gave a pair to Lady Deirdre and her then husband Lord Grantley, as a housewarming present when they commenced the monumental task of the restoration of Markenfield – a task which continues to this day. The swans themselves almost immediately looked completely at home; visitors loved the feeling that they had always been there.
Then, in 2015, disaster struck. Several large fish from the moat were found with a bite taken out and then discarded. Ducks and new ducklings had begun to disappear, leaving only a trace of bloody feathers. A trail camera eventually identified the culprit:… to continue reading please click HERE
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