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Seen around Poole Harbour during migration times, especially autumn.


 

 

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Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Osprey
Scientific Name Pandion haliaetus
Status Local
Interest Level
3
Species Family Harriers, hawks and buzzards
Visible
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
  • Harbours, estuaries and lagoons
Look for A large bird carrying a fish
Additional Identification Notes
  • Once seen only on migration but now some birds spend the summer around Poole Harbour and they are subject to a programme to encourage them to breed here
  • They have a unique ability to pluck fish from the water which they carry back to a favourite perch to eat
  • During migration times they can be seen almost anywhere along the Dorset coast