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Poole park, Baiter and Poole quay.

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    Poole park lake this morning, this lake is part of the park and is only separated from Poole harbour by a railway line.
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    Apart from the usual ducks and Geese there are 3 pairs ofthe over wintering Red Breasted Mergansers and Goldeneye, one drake Merganser came close to the path giving me the closest view I have had there. They will soon be flying up North to breed.
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    Goldeneye.
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    Female Goldeneye.
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    One of nearly a hundred Egrets in Poole harbour area.
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      Baiter park, essentially a large grassy area betwwen Poole park and the quay mainly used for dog walking but also used by many birds at high tide.
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      Godwits and Oystercatchers.
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      Not too bothered about being near people.gods 3.JPG

      Poole Quay. Cormorants are often along here but I have never seen a Shag this far in.
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      One of about 20 Turnstones.
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      One of the two or three Sandwich Terns over wintering in the harbour, a long way out on a marker. very few stay here in Winter as they normally migrate to West Africa, they must like it here despite the cold!!:smile:
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        Agreed :heehee:

        Sorry, couldn't help it :doh:
         
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          Great pictures Strongy. :)
           
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