I See Sea Birds! #AnimalTales

We’d never been to Poole before, but found ourselves there and having a lovely afternoon walking around the old town and harbour area.

I think Oystercatchers must be very common around the edge of the water in this area as we were the only ones walking along taking any notice of them whatsoever! With the amount of noise they were making as they flew along the waters edge, they were hard to ignore. Some were picking along alone and others in big groups. With their amazing long beaks they made fascinating watching (well, to us at least!).

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We then spotted this beauty, sitting quite happily just down from a busy bridge and road, seemingly unbothered by the noise of the traffic. We thought it might be a juvenile shag, but to be honest weren’t quite sure. My plea for anyone out there who might be able to identify him/her was kindly answered by Stella Lee @Purfylle – thank you very much for your help! Obviously our first up close and personal with a cormorant 🙂

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Berry Head Revisited

No, we’ve not really been back, but I thought it was a shame to just leave the post there without adding more of the photos we took at the weekend. Hopefully some of those of you living nearby will be inspired to take a visit, or re-visit, yourselves (can I have commission do you think?!).

IMG_2708 You’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t just have to put up with my useless explanations of how the place works and what you can see. As well as an interactive visitors centre, there are handy information boards on the way around. There’s also the opportunity to listen in on the Berry Head Audio Trail; 15 points which take you on a journey from the tip of the headland right around the site, collecting rubbings on the way – there’s also a Children’s Trail.

Here are some more photos from around the site.

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Here’s a few of The Guardhouse Cafe too, just to persuade you that it’s a good idea to pop in there!

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