Brownsea Island

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Nasty grey wet weekend weather wise, so not ideal for birds photos.  And as it was wet,  the only option was to go somewhere with sheltered hides, so I visited my local Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. I did manage to photograph a male Black-necked Grebe for the first time. Although they are large 50% crops. The advantage of a reserve like Blashford, where you have several habitats, and importantly several

Squirrel Feeder

One of the major attractions of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, is the ability to see Red Squirrels up close and personal.  I had the pleasure of visiting the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve there on the Island, twice in October, when the squirrels are actively feeding and hiding nuts for the winter ahead.  They come very close to people, even sitting eating on the tables right next to you. Here

Ooh! Nuts!

Brownsea Island is a popular spring to autumn tourist attraction in Poole Harbour. The Island is famous for it being the place of the first ever Scout camp, having one of the few surviving Red Squirrel populations in England. Visiting the Island presents the photograph opportunities to photograph the red squirrels, peacocks and chicken up close, whilst the woodlands also have some deer and of course the trees themselves to