Sunday, 11 July 2010

Golden Acre Park & Adel Dam (Pt 1)

We had a couple of hours to spare yesterday morning and spent it exploring Golden Acre & Adel Dam (I didn't realise just how close the Dam is to the park!). As soon as we went near the water we were mobbed from all sides by the birds looking for handouts, we did stop and oblige to keep the little one happy (and the ducks too!).

There were several Coot and Moorhen youngsters amongst the throng and some Mallard chicks which stuck to the water. A couple of Canada and Greylag Geese rounded off the water birds here.
A full circle of the lake revealed rabbits, a Blackbird sunning itself and several more foraging in the undergrowth. Some very friendly Squirrels, Great Tits and Chaffinch that were used to being fed nuts by a guy. Thrilled the little one no end when one took a nut from her hand (and made up for the us having her sit still in the hides round the dam!).

The gardens are kept beautifully here and there were butterflies everywhere - Small Tortoisehell, Red Admiral, Large White, Orange Tip and Commas. We didn't have time to go onto Breary Marsh and Paul's Pond but it did look very green and thick with vegetation.

Adel Dam to follow.


  1. Lovely photos, Pam! It looks and sounds like a great place to visit. Coot and Moorhen feet always make me laugh and on the youngsters they look even funnier. I shall look forward to part two :)

  2. Glad to read you enjoyed plenty of butterfly sightings at Goldenacre Pam. I always enjoy a trip to Goldenacre the borders and the garden area are beautiful in summer, Linda

  3. Thanks for the comments, don't Coots have the greatest feet?! They always make me smile, the look a little ridiculous!
    Linda, I was pleased to finally see plenty of butterflies, I was feeling a little left out!