Springtime Flowers in Connaught Park, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom (1)

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John Latter on March 25, 2007

Flowers in Springtime in Dover's Connaught Park showing a bird-bath (complete with birds) behind which avaries can be seen containing various types of 'exotic' birds. Taken on March 25th, 2007.

NB Only the tail-feathers of the second bird can be seen (to the right of the first bird - is it a robin?)

John Latter on November 29, 2007

Dover Distrct Council (DDC) have a webpage listing local "Parks and Open Spaces". The entry for Connaught Park reads:

This park is the first park established in Dover dating back to Victorian times.

Set on the hillside below Dover Castle it provides facilities for both recreational and sporting activities.

The open grass slopes provide a pleasant environment for a stroll offering excellent views across the town.

The lower part of the park is set out in a more traditional style with an ornamental lake and lawns leading to an aviary (above photo).

Within the park there are both grass and hard tennis courts and a play area for children.

The DDC webpage also has entries for Kearsney Abbey and Pencester Gardens.

Rembert Satow on January 4, 2008

Many happy returns! (I wasn't around yesterday.)

John Latter on January 4, 2008

Rembert Satow said:

Many happy returns! (I wasn't around yesterday.)

Thank you, Rembert! :)

John Latter on October 7, 2009

Photos of the Connaught Park Pond and Astley Fountain have now been uploaded. Click on the Connaught Park tag to see all that are available

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John Latter on October 7, 2009

John Latter, on March 25, 2007, said:

NB Only the tail-feathers of the second bird can be seen (to the right of the first bird - is it a robin?)

I've just been told on Facebook by Emma Claire Pearce that it's a chaffinch - thanks, Emma! :)

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Photo taken in Connaught Park, Dover, Dover, Kent CT16, UK

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  • Uploaded on March 25, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/03/25 09:41:29
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 17.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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