Monday, 9 July 2012

Haydn's Pool on Sunday.......................... Reed Warblers and meeting Findlay


Last November I posted about a visit to Haydn's Pool.
I had a chance meeting with a local guy whose young son had a passion for bird watching.
I really enjoyed their company and mentioned them on my blog that day.Haydn's Pool November

Bald bloke at Haydn's Pool... it was a quick visit on Sunday.

The wet weather we have had recently meant the islands and shore of the pool were thick with foliage which gives the birds plenty of cover... but isn't ideal for bird watching.

I had only been there for a few minutes when guess who turned up... the young lad and his dad.
His name is Findlay and his enthusiasm was still infectious... lovely to see.

We shared viewing this Reed Warbler together.
This morning I received an e-mail from Findlay... he has started his own birding blog.

Findlay

Findlays surname is Wilde... his blog is called Wilde About Birds... it couldn't be anything else.
A link to it here: 

This is my post for this weeks World Bird Wednesday... it would be nice if you could visit Findlays blog and comment to give him some encouragement... little guys like him are our wildlife's future.

38 comments:

heyBJK said...

Wonderful shots, Andrew, and how nice you've made new friends! Thanks for the link - I'll go take a look now!

TexWisGirl said...

he's an adorable young fellow. :)

Carole M. said...

such a delightful post and I loved teh warbler photographs and your inclusion of Findlay also. Will go visit his blog and leave a comment; yes we certainly need to encourage youngsters like him every bit we can.

Rohrerbot said...

I love meeting up with new blogger friends. Very interesting bird you have there. Even better is that birding is shared with the younger generations:)

Sondra said...

Great to see a new birder in the making!

holdingmoments said...

Nice one Andrew. :-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Cute guy. Hopefully his interest in birds will balance his interest in birds.

The Herald said...

Great Reed Warbler pics Andrew.

It's good to see that at least one of our younger generation is taking an interest and with his father's and your encouragement I'm sure he'll stick with it. Our nature needs the younger generation they're it's future guardians...[;o)

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...He is a treasure..red hair and freckles, and teaming with enthusiasm!!
What a coincident to meet up again at the same place with the middle aged bloke lol!! ; }
Gracexx

Sandra said...

the warbler is wonderful and Findlay is adorable.

Ruby said...

very cute picture of the warbler. I enjoyed Findlay's blog too :) Cheers, Ruby

Phil said...

Good story Andrew. It's great to get them started young into nature.

Rajesh said...

Very cute bird.

BlueShell said...

THANK you so much...my sister is a good girl.
Yes...I'll pay a visit to him, right now!

An hug from this friend of yours,
Isabel

BlueShell said...

Oh.... sorry...I was almost forgetting to say that your photos are fabulous...as always!

You are a true artist!

BShell

Gary said...

Great images!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River Canada.

Pat said...

Love your shots of the Reed Warbler! Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice Reed Warbler, and the bald man and Finlay.

HansHB said...

A great WBW post, - lovely to see!

eileeninmd said...

Always nice to meet a new and young birder. Great shots of the Reed Warbler.

NatureFootstep said...

how nice. :) Both bird and boy. I hope he will have a greattime with birding.

mick said...

Great photos of the birds and so good to see a younger birder!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's such a beautiful pond and you are a great birding and blogging mentor! I'll go look. You are right, we need to get kids enthusiastic about birding and wildlife.

Caroline said...

I come from a family of freckle faced redheads, Findlay would fit right in! I will look forward to reading about what he sees and thinks. Yay you, for encouraging.

Helene said...

What a wonderful post with wonderful shots! I'm off to visit Findlay!

Gillian Olson said...

Great story I will be sure to drop by his blog.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Hanne Bente

BlueShell said...

Hi, again...GOOD MORNING!
I have got something to tell you:
Today it is my 25st weeding anniversary!-...I Praise the LORD...
We have gone through so much...BUT WE ARE still here...with so much love...
His cancer seams to be gone...and he is here with me. We do not have children...I could not get pregnant...so we live to each other...laughing...crying...being silly...and being in love...
I praise the LORD for He is LOVE...and I'm so glad that I can't help spreading the news...

God Bless you and your family Drew!
Isabel/BlueShell

Anni said...

Beautiful bird photos. And, I love to read that a young man such as Findlay is interested in birding. I will stop by and visit his Wilde about Birds!!


Wood Stork

Pantherka said...

Beautiful Andrew, you had a nice visit.

Liz said...

The foilage cover for the birds may have made it difficult, but you managed some great shots Andrew!!
Thanks for the link to Findlays blog... I'm on my way over there now!! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Findlay is fortunate to have been introduced to nature so young! I bet he'll be a life-long birder!

Modesto Viegas said...

Good capture!

NewMexiKen said...

Neat bird, and great to hear that you inspired a new birder blogger!

JM said...

Lovely shots of a lovely little bird.

Irene said...

Great shots ... beautiful bird, new to me.

Susan said...

Lovely photos Andrew, and little Findlay is a awesome kid! I will go over to see him!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

First off Findlay is adorable, and secondly the little bird captures are just the sweetest~