Holes Bay

An important part of Poole Harbour and, in winter, supports large populations of wintering wildlfowl and waders. 

 

Site Name Holes Bay
Protection
  • BCP Council
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
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Site Projects
Holes Bay

Holes Bay: hole in one -

Holes Bay is an important site on the northern side of Poole Harbour and, in winter, supports large populations of wintering wildlfowl and waders. Swans, geese, ducks and waders flock in for the good feeding to be had on the mudflats that are exposed at low tide. In summer there are numerous flowers and insects to be found along the shore line. A tarmac cycle way/footpath runs from near the large ASDA in Poole (where there is ample parking) around the bay and on in it to Upton Country Park. The downside here is the busy road that runs alongside the path but if you keep your eyes and mind on the birds its not so bad! You can walk one way to Hamworthy and catch the bus (or train) back if the six mile round trip is too much.  

Holes Bay

50.727891089107, -1.9939739466373
BCP Council, Site of Scientific Interest
2
These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

14
A2

Scrub

11
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

10
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

8
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

8
B2

Neutral Grassland

7
A1.2

Conifer Plantation

5
H2

Saltmarsh

5
c3.1

Other tall herb & fen - ruderal

4
E3

Fen and carr

4
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

10
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

10
W07

Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland

8
W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

8
W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

6
W22

Prunus spinosa - Rubus fruticosus [Blackthorn/Bramble] scrub

5
W23

Ulex europaeus - Rubus fruticosus (Gorse/Bramble) scrub

3
W25

Rubus fruticosus - Pteridium aquilinum [Bramble/Bracken] underscrub

3
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

3
W06

Alnus glutinosa - Urtica dioica [Alder/common nettle] woodland

3
Site Notables
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Site Diary
Project:
Diary Date Sort descending Notes Project Click for records and photos
12-04-12

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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 43
Birds 24
Insects & other inverts 3
Marine 1
Fungi & Lichen 1