Bird exhibition at Westbury Manor Museum

WILDLIFE Marion Ede from Fareham takes a look around the exhibits at Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (122988-1)
WILDLIFE Marion Ede from Fareham takes a look around the exhibits at Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122988-1)

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MODELS of rare and unusual birds have been fascinating visitors at a local museum.

The Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham is running an exhibition focusing on local shore wildlife.

Historically the Solent has been one of the main areas where immigrant marine species have obtained their first foothold on British waters.

Some of the birds on display include a guillemot, a little gull, a red-necked grebe and a little egret.

Katherine Jehan, visitor services assistant at the museum, said: ‘People like to see sea birds. Everybody is interested in animals from when they were little.

‘These are the species that might be seen in the Solent.

‘To just come in and look at things that they have seen themselves people like, because they can identify with it.

‘These are the slightly more unusual birds that you might find in the Solent area.’