Saturday, 27 April 2013

Water Wings and Feathered Things

When you walk the Isle of Purbeck, it is perhaps not too surprising that you will never be far from water. Whether it be salt, brackish or fresh there is always plenty of water birds to be seen. The difference between these birds is incredible and each is specially designed for living in its own environment.
Watching the sleek dart of the Sandwich Terns that fish in the bays, the beautiful Grebes that patrol Littlesea, the feisty little Oystercatchers that probe the muddy banks of Poole Harbour or the Herons and Egrets that wade the deeper waters of the rivers is always time well spent.

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