Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Rich Poole

Spent a fantastic day last Friday in and around Poole Harbour, Dorset in the company of Paul Morton of the Sound Approach 

The idea was for me to attend a boat trip into the harbour with a bunch of local school kids before being shown the delights of urban Poole for a forthcoming Bird Watching Magazine article. The harbour in the morning was totally mesmerising. It was freezing but the light was amazing and the waters like a mill pond.
 The harbour in the am
 A passing Shag
 An Adult Shag
 A younger bird
On dry land there were a host of interesting species many of which were quite approachable. The urban Spoonbill was particularly surprising.
 Mute Swan
 Spotted Redshank
 Spotted Redshank taking a swim
 A ridiculously close Spoonbill
 Little Egret
Grazing Brent Geese

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