Haydn's Pool isn't just for the birds... or is it?
Haydn's Pool is one of my favourite places to watch the local wildlife. If I go during the week I can almost guarantee solitude.
The episode I witnessed on this particular day though was early afternoon on a Sunday with plenty of people enjoying our local Nature Reserve (a link to the Northwich Woodlands website is below my blog header). As it happened I was alone when on the far side of the water a Red Fox appeared. The Geese and Ducks just moved calmly into deeper water while keeping a close eye on him. About 50 yards to the right of my view point was a helpless Lapwing chick out in the open on the edge of the water and the Fox (unaware of this easy picking) was heading straight towards it. Suddenly one of the chicks protective parents started to dive bomb the Fox. After dodging four or five very close swoops the Fox decided enough was enough turned and ran.
Lovely wildlife behaviour to witness......and capture.