Monday, 27 October 2008

Rising Sun Country Park

First day of the school holidays, I decided to go and visit Rising Sun Country Park at Benton. It was sunny but a little bit windy and I wasn't really expecting to see anything of interest. However, within a few minutes of arriving, I spotted a little Goldcrest in the hedgerow. It was totally oblivious to us being there and I managed to get within a few inches of it. Nothing further of interest until we got to the hide. There we saw Shoveler (15+), Pochard (5+), Wigeon (5+) and the usual Mallard, Coots, Mute Swan and Black-headed Gulls. As we left the hide I manage to get this shot of a Robin. Further on, as we were leaving, we heard a bird which turned out to be a Coal Tit.


Robin Shoveler