Archive for August 28th, 2006

28th August 2006, Monday

Black Tern

In this afternoons blustery northwesterly winds the passage terns found some shelter on the new pits of Rye Harbour Farm. In a group of 80 Common Tern there were a few Sandwich and a single juvenile Black Tern. Sadly, most pits are out of bounds while the embankment is finished in the next few weeks.

Picture shows the Black Tern between 2 Common Tern.

juvenile Black Tern

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28th August 2006, Monday

News from RSPB Dungeness

Some swifts are still passing through the reserve, whilst large numbers of sand martins are fattening up before their journey back to Africa.

A few waders were reported today, these include: greenshank, black-tailed godwit, and common sandpiper.

A few grey wagtails were also seen.

28th August 2006, Monday

Common seal

There was a common seal seen off Pett Beach at about 1200 yesterday
Judy Eaton
28th August 2006, Monday

Fungi follow up

The group of Lawyer’s wig (Coprinus comatus) from the post written on the 24th August, have began to age and started to deliquesce……dissolve into an inky black slime.

rx lawyers wig deliquescent.jpg

28th August 2006, Monday

Highlights this morning

Highlights this morning from the Beach Reserve included, at least 400+ Yellow Wagtail along the Shingle Ridges and Harbour Farm, at Ternery Pool 2 Black Tern, 24 Shoveler and 70 Swallow. A Black Redstart was at the River Mouth, and 40 Gannet were fishing close in shore. At Castle Water 1000+ Lapwing (pictured) were enjoying the new islands.

rxlapwing flock.jpg