Goslings on the cycle path

Malvin sent me this picture of a group of goslings on the cycle path beside the Mill Stream through the Abbey Meadows.

It is always a good idea to cycle slowly at that part on the path. There are pedestrians, and wildlife. In the new Highway Code, the “Hierarchy of Road Users” ranks road users in order of those who are most at risk in the event of an accident. It does not mention wildlife.

I was amazed last weekend to hear the loud sounds of fireworks during the birds breeding season. I have never investigated whether firework displays need to get a license.

1 thought on “Goslings on the cycle path

  1. Tricia

    Sadly, we’re still in the throes of the worst Avian Flu outbreak that this country has ever known. What is more, it is H5N1 which is a virus that has passed the species barrier and, although rare, can infect us. There are outbreaks very close to Abingdon in Iffley and Kennington. Water fowl are the main vectors of the disease. So, if you see dead or obviously sick birds on your travels, don’t touch, but report it immediately to DEFRA on 03459 33 55 77).


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