Brownsea Island Red Squirrels

Today, I decided at the last minute to join in with the Dorset Mammal Group’s trip to Brownsea Island to go and see the Red Squirrels. ¬†Firstly, I arrived at the wrong ferry crossing, but fortunately the staff took pity on me and let me travel across on the staff boat which left Poole at 09:30 instead of 10:00, so I managed to get there ahead of the group, who travelled across from Sandbanks.

Unfortunately, the weather in the morning was absolutely foul, but this did mean that the island was very quiet, and we were rewarded with loads of squirrel sightings, though the exceptionally poor light means that the shots I managed to get are not as good as I would have liked.

He are the best shots taken today.