Poole Harbour birds

Fairly low on numbers this year especially divers and Red breasted Mergansers.

The mysterious old concrete blocks have lasted well.

Black-headed gull.

Dunlins.

Turnstones.

Oystercatchers.

Brent Goose.

The male Hen Harriers have been exceptionally elusive this winter.

The bonus bird a Great Grey Shrike.

Ravens on the Agglestone.

Middlebere – Bits and Bobs

A good showing of Harriers (three Hen,five Marsh) and a juvenile Spoonbill that landed in the pond in front of the hide.

Juvenile male.

Sub adult male.

Juvenile Spoonbill.

Merlin (with a Robin it snatched off the wire fence by the hide).

 

Middlebere – Ringtail

A sequence of shots.

Note – from the information visible on the leg ring the bird has been identified as a 1st year male originating from Argyllshire, Scotland.

Juvenile male Hen Harrier.