Warning after Bird Flu found in lake and ponds at Windsor Great Park

Bird Flu has been found in two ponds and a lake at Windsor Great Park. Credit: PA

Bird Flu has been discovered at three separate locations within Windsor Great Park.

According to the Crown Estate, the virus has been detected in Obelisk Pond and Cow Pond as well as the lake at Virginia Water.

According to the park's website, the situation is being monitored and visitors are being urged to keep to the footpaths.

Dog owners are being asked to keep their pets on leads around bodies of water.

Windsor Great Park is also advising people not to pick up or touch wild birds or feathers and to avoid touching surfaces contaminated with wild bird droppings.

Anyone who finds any dead or sick birds in the park is asked to call the Duty Warden with your location on 07833 543025, or email enquiries@windsorgreatpark.co.uk. 

In the United Kingdom, there have been 162 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 since 1 October 2022:

  • 143 cases in England

  • 15 cases in Scotland

  • 3 cases in Wales

  • 1 case in Northern Ireland

There have been 278 cases of (HPAI) H5N1 in England since the H5N1 outbreak started in October 2021.

Find details of all bird flu cases and disease zones in England here.