Bird Sightings

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Some birds are not uncommon in other parts of the country or around our coasts, but may be in Buckinghamshire.  If you want to see just how scarce a particular species is then take a look at the Bucks List.

Events

Field Trip Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island

20 Jan 2019 - 09: to 15:00

at Poole Harbour, The Quay, Poole (Lat/Long 50.712 and -1.98618)

This event is a boat trip to Brownsea Island from Poole Harbour.  Attendees must book their own places on the boat through the National Trust website at this link.  Please note that BBC Club members need to be on the 09:00 am sailing as that is the boat the leaders are booked on. (The NationalTrust may put on a 10:00 sailing if numbers of people booking extend the boat capacity on the 09:00 sailing).  Early booking is recommended!

Meet on the quay in time for the 09:00 sailing.  Return from the island is at 13:00.

The Birds  The following comments from the NatioanlTrust
Over 20,000 birds visit Poole Harbour each year to feed and roost, including Britain’s largest over-wintering populations of Spoonbills and the largest flock of Avocets in the UK. A large range of birds of prey including Marsh and Hen Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, and Merlin can also be seen.

Out in the harbour we would expect to see Red-breasted Merganser, Great Northern Diver and Goldeneye with the chance of other grebes, divers and ducks making an appearance. On the island it’s not just the abundance of wading birds that are a draw.  The island has a healthy population of Firecrest and Red Squirrels to track down in the woodlands. This trip is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of one of the best wildlife spectacles around.

For more information on Brownsea Island click here.

 

Brownsea Island

There is a chance of seeing a Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island.

 


Contact Steve Marley - steve.marley1@btinternet.com

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