Archive for April 29th, 2005

29th April 2005, Friday

Pannel Valley

A fleeting glimpse of a Hobby was had this morning at the top of Pannel Valley, and this afternoon two Marsh Harriers were causing some excitement over the reedbed.

29th April 2005, Friday

Today’s sightings

The highlight of the day was provided by a common buzzard that flew over the reserve mid-afternoon. First spotted over the ARC pit it headed low over the main car park, pursued by crows, giving several lucky visitors excellent views.

Wader sightings of note included avocet, bar-tailed godwit, whimbrel, greenshank and common sandpiper.

Cuckoo, whinchat, wheatear and willow warbler could all be found around the nature trail.

29th April 2005, Friday

Lapwing chicks

There are now many Lapwing chicks out and about at Rye Harbour.
They are from clutches laid inside the electric fence at the Beach Reserve where pressure from ground predators is less. After hatching the chicks wander widely, but the best place to see them is from the hide at the wader pool.

29th April 2005, Friday

Beach Reserve early AM

This morning on Flat Beach 338 Whimbrel left the roost as did 22 Bar Tailed Godwit.
120 + Common Terns roosted overnight on the Quarry. And 200+ Sandwich Terns
were at Ternery Pool. A Hobby was also seen on Harbour Farm.