While I was Photographing Red Deer in Richmond Park a couple of weeks ago, I meet another photographer who told me about Red Squirrels at a place called Brownsea Island. So with a little research I was soon putting together a little trip. I had to be quick as the Island shuts down at the beginning of November for winter. A couple of photography friends also came alone for hopeful two days good days of Red Squirrels.
I was a little apprehensive and about what we would see, if any, or find. After a bit of a horrid journey, we arrived on the Island about midday and it wasn’t long before I saw my first Brownsea Island Red Squirrel.
As normal the weatherman got the forecast wrong and the promised sun didn’t really appear, so it was difficult to capture any good shots in the low light.The last boat leaves at 5pm, so it was back to the hotel for the night. After a good breakfast we was on the first boat over at 10am for a full day’s photograph. The sun stayed out till about 3pm giving us all a chance in amongst the trees of some good light and shots. I wasn’t disappointed