I walked to Haydn's Pool from home on Wednesday afternoon.
It was just starting to rain as I arrived at the bird hide at Haydn's Pool.
It's mid week... I am on holiday... and I had my favourite spot all to myself.
The hide/blind at Haydn's Pool is spacious...and covered so the rain wasn't a problem.
Anderton Nature Park is quite busy at weekends.
Haydn's Pool is a little bit off the beaten track though so I think it's great that the people who run the reserve added this board to inform non birders of what they may see while passing by... kids love it.
Obviously nesting so I stayed well clear.
I saw quite a few Reed Buntings on the reeds that stretch most of the way around the pool.
I could hear the chattering of warblers among the reeds with only a glimpse now and again so I am quite please I managed these images.
These little birds have recently arrived back after spending the winter months in Africa.
The rain started to ease off so I packed up my stuff and headed for home... I had been there for 3 hours.