Monday, 4 July 2016

Brownsea Island | Red Squirrels

We finally had a chance to get away for a week in Mikes parents caravan, We stayed on a site in Winchester which was a great location for getting to other places. On our first day, and best weather day, we drove down to Poole and hopped on a boat over to Brownsea Island in the hopes of seeing some Red Squirrels. 


View from Brownsea Island

Herring Gull

Peahen 

Peacock in all his glory!
Such a stunning bird, I wasn't able to get many shots of his display as, as you can imagine there were quite a few people crowding him.

Fledgling Wren

not the best shot...but it is a White Admiral Butterfly

By the time this little guy appeared we had walked around most of the island and was contemplating going down to the Nature Reserve part of the island. Mike was saying to me '...they apparently have the red squirrels in the reserve..' when he turned and spotted this cutie. I managed to take 3 quick snaps before he hopped off! We wondered off to go get an ice cream, then headed back to the reserve entrance where we saw more of our little friends! 


the 'if I stay really still they cant see me behind this bracken' trick

peek-a-boo!


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