Wildlife walks throughout the year
Tuesday 18th April 2006
Today was my last day of Easter holiday so I thought I would go somewhere I had
never been before. I chose Coldwaltham Brooks which is actually quite near to
Pulborough Brooks. I picked this place because a Golden Oriole had been seen
there yesterday. This is a very rare bird in Britain, they live on the continent
but they hardly ever bother to cross the Channel. I didn't really expect it to
still be there, but IT WAS!! I had fantastic views of it and I tried to take
some photos. In the binoculars I had perfect views of this exotic yellow bird
shining in the sun, but there was a lot of heat haze and the bird was not
exactly close so my pictures are pretty crappy (as usual) but I shall put them
on this page just to prove I did really see it.
For pictures taken
by another, better equipped birder, visit
Birds of Sussex.