Monday 6 February 2012

Poole Harbour Birdboat

My family love me so much they bought me a ticket for today's Birdboat around Poole Harbour with a stopover on Brownsea Island. A single ticket. Do you think they're trying to tell me something? The air was still and so was the water, which made the job of picking up birds much easier. Not ideal conditions for photography due to the low light, but a selection of the highlights are below.
Female Eider - one of two south of Brownsea

Goldeneye - one of several small flocks east and south of Brownsea

Black-tailed Godwit, Brownsea Lagoon

Avocet on ice, Brownsea Lagoon

Avocet, Brownsea Lagoon

Black-necked Grebes - 5 of a flock of 9 east of Brownsea

Winter plumage Guillemot, between Brownsea and Poole Quay

Great Northern Diver, just off Brownsea

Spoonbill, Brownsea Lagoon

Spoonbill - 3 of 4 on Brownsea Lagoon

Adult Spoonbill

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