Sunday, 12 August 2012

Back To Haydyn's Pool

Today I set off at around half past twelve for a walk at Haydn's Pool (Anderton Nature Park), however this time I went with the rest of my family (not just dad).  The silver birches were looking almost black and white under the dark sky:

As we had started to set off the rain came, but didn't bother us much. Shortly after we all heard the tits feeding together. There were Blue Tits, Great Tits and Long Tailed Tits. Two Blackcaps showed up as well and that was it for journey to Haydn's Pool, apart from a terrific Jay that flew over us and a few Moor Hens that showed up when we stopped to see if we could see the Kingfisher again.

Because my mum and brother had never been to Anderton Nature Park, me and my dad didn't tell them where it was, however they soon found out and were amazed that the pool was above the river. As soon as we reached the second birdhide the place was flooded with birds.

There were Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpipers,

Little Ringed Plover:

Lapwing, a family of Grey Heron ( 2 adults and 2 youngsters):

Gadwall, Mallards and Reed Warblers (which we kept trying to get a picture of but couldn't). On the walk back we saw this stunning butterfly:

A great walk and we met some really nice birdie people at the hides.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful walk. A great place to see the birds. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday!

  2. A good selection of birds for you Findlay. Sounds like you may get you mum and bother to be birders soon. I've seen very few Peacock butterflies this cold summer.

  3. The Peacock image is fantastc Findlay... it's a lovely place to visit and I am so pleased Mum and your brother have shared it with you... it's a special place.