Birds of Poole Harbour
Year 4 had a lovely time on our boat trip around Poole Harbour!
On Monday 19th February, Marcus from the charity ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ came to talk to us about the wildlife we might be able to see from the boat, and the huge range of bird species that live in the Harbour. The pupils had lots of great questions for him, and were very excited!
Then, on Tuesday morning, we set off in the glorious sunshine. When we got on the boat, the children were each given a pair of binoculars and we headed upstairs. As we passed the various islands, we saw cormorants, spoonbills, sika deer, black-tailed godwits and even a seal! It was very windy and cold but the children were enthusiastic and engaged throughout. They learned lots of interesting facts about Poole Harbour itself, as well as the animals that live there.
We are very grateful to the parent helpers and to the Birds of Poole Harbour Charity for making this wonderful trip possible!