Birds of Poole Harbour - All photographs taken by Keith Rawling - around the shores of Poole Harbour

Buzzard
Buzzard
Buzzard
Hobby
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Sparrow Hawk
Kestrel with rat
Kestrel
Smaller Birds
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff
Rock Pipit
Sedge Warbler
Chiffchaff
Dartford Warbler
Dartford Warbler
Goldcrest
Dunnock
Wheatear (first Winter)
Wheatear (Autumn)
Nuthatch
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Stonechat
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Jay
Redpoll
Jackdaw
These hi-res photos have been reduced in size for the web.
Full size images available on request.

I use Nikon cameras and lenses, patience, anticipation, experience....... and a little luck.

All these photos were taken around Poole Harbour, Dorset, UK
Recommended site for information and sightings around Poole harbour
http://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/
Common Buzzard Now increasing in numbers throughout the country, Buzzards are a common sight around Poole harbour.
Hobby enjoying a meal at sunset
Peregrin Falcon
Kestrel
It's quite common to see these smaller raptors hovering whilst keeping thier heads perfectly still..
Nuthatch
Hawfinch
Siskin - male
Goldcrest
Tree creeper
Tree creeper
Song Thrush
Siskin-female
Peregrin Falcon flushing a flock of Black Tailed Godwits
Linnet
Cetti's Warbler
Starling
Hen Pheasant
Reed Bunting - male
Cock Pheasant
Blackbird
Mistle Thrush
Peregrine Falcon
It's quite common to see these Raptors overflying the harbour. Known nesting site are on the sea cliffs near Swanage
Kestrel on a very cold morning
Kestrel
Kestrel
Kestrel
Marsh Harrier Possibly 5 pairs in the area.
Hobby A summer visitor often seen hunting dragonflies.
Dartford Warbler
Meadow Pipit
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Whitethroat nesting
House Martin
House Martins gathering mud for nest building
Reed Bunting with Dragonfly
Hobby
Hobby
Robin
Skylark
Skylark and bee
Cuckoo
Young Sedge Warbler
Willow Warbler
Young Whitethroat
Young Willow Warbler
Goldfinch and Greenfinch
Ring Ouzel
Ring Ouzel
Meadow Pipit
Hen Harrier
The Hen Harrier visits the area in winter,.
Young Stonechat
Nuthatch
Tree creeper
Goldcrest
Sparrow Hawk
Dartford Warbler
Bullfinch - male
Sparrow Hawk with small bird
Wren
Buzzard
Probably one of the best locations for watching birds in the south of England.
This area is famous for Dartford Warblers where it breeds in good numbers
Female Blackcap
Male Blackcap nesting
Blackbird
The Ring Ousel is a shy and rare visistor to this area usually passing through both in spring and autumn.
Chiffchaff
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Linnet
Goldcrest
Firecrest
Firecrest
Long Tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Greenfinch
Bullfinch - female
Osprey

This young male was hatched and ringed in Rutland but has returned to Poole harbour in 2017 and 2018. A special nesting platform has been built to try and tempt the Ospreys to nest here.

Reed Warbler
Cetti's Warbler
Winechat
Winechat
Wren
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Wheatear
Reed Warbler
Young Stonechat
Reed Bunting - female
Chiffchaff
Swallow
Cuckoo
Cuckoo