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  • Holes Bay

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    Name of Location Holes Bay
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    • Some parking nearby
    • Charge for parking
    • No visitor facilities
    OS Map Reference SZ007925
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Ten Top Species: 
    Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
    Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Recorded by others
    Smew Mergus albellus Recorded by others
    Sea Mouse-ear Cerastium atrovirens Common 01/04/2014
    Oxford Ragwort Senecio squalidus Along the water edge 14/01/2014
    Marble gall Andricus kollari On the oak trees 14/01/2014
    Danish Scurveygrass Cochlearia danica Common 01/04/2014
    Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Occasional in winter 14/01/2014
    Downy Birch Betula pubescens Along the path 01/04/2014
    Common Storksbill Erodium cicutarium Present 01/04/2014
    Charlock Sinapis arvensis Present 01/04/2014
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    CM: Mudflats & Open Tidal Water Significant At low tide this is where large numbers of birds gather to feed
    CS: Saltmarsh Significant Extensive saltmarshes at this end of Poole harbour
    SH: Hedgerow Scrub Partial There is hedgerow for most of the way alongside the path

    This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

    SSSI Name Poole Harbour
    Primary Photo

    Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world, a very high proportion of its area comprising intertidal marshes and mudflats. These, together with the permanent channels, support large numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders, for which Poole Harbour has national and international significance. Fringing habitats of heathland, grassland and the islands provide additional interests, in turn supporting further scarce and restricted flora and fauna. Several rare marine invertebrates also occur within the harbour.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes Poole Harbour is internationally important for birds and for wildlife as a whole so no wonder it is an SSSI.

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