Spent a fantastic day last Friday in and around Poole Harbour, Dorset in the company of Paul Morton of the Sound Approach http://soundapproach.co.uk
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 birdOn dry land there were a host of interesting species many of which were quite approachable. The urban Spoonbill was particularly surprising.
Spotted Redshank taking a swim
A ridiculously close Spoonbill
Grazing Brent Geese