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Dorset 2 - Brownsea Island (National Trust & Dorset Wildlife Trust NR): Red Squirrels. 30.03.21

Updated: Apr 4

To get to Brownsea Island, you need to get a Ferry from Poole Quay. Pool Quay is the historic part of Poole; most of Poole is post-wat building, as a result of damage sustained by bombing in WW2. Here are some of the historic building on the Quay


Poole Quay


The Customs House


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Historic pubs


Border force boat in the docks


Sailing ship.


The Brownsea Ferry


National Trust Map 2022_NTBI_WelcomeLeaflet_12pp_110222_web.pdf


The Lagoon from the ferry


Great Black-Headed Gulls, Avocets and Oystercatchers in the lagoon, seen from the ferry


Brownsea Island Nature Reserve


The Lagoon, from the paths and hides of the Brownsea Nature Reserve (Dorset Wildlife Trust)


Avocets



Black-Tailed Godwits


Shelducks, Black-Headed Gulls, and ducks


Avocet


Black-Tailed Godwits


The lagoon


Shellducks


Greenshank


Reshank


Shelducks


Black-Headed Gulls


Oystercatchers


Greylag Goose


Tern nesting islands (Terns hadn't arrived yet) with Black-Headed Gulls



Reed Beds


Black-headed Gull



The Lake


Shelducks


Looking down on the lagoon from the hill to the south of the lagoon


Woods on the hill



Red Squirrels



Chaffinch


Treecreeper


National Trust part of the Island


Ornamental Peacocks


Jay



South Shore Beach


Oystercatcher


Black-Headed Gulls


Oystercatcher


Curlew



Oystercathcer



Wood Ants



Song Thrush


Chaffinch



Another Chaffinch


Peacocks again


Pied Wagtail


Another Red Squirrel


The church


Black-Headed Gull


Buff-Tailed Bumblebee


Wren


From the ferry, leaving the island



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