Archive for September 26th, 2007

26th September 2007, Wednesday

Grass Snake

These lovely animals are often glimpsed around wetlands, but they rarely give good views. This one was very slow to move, due to the  cold weather this morning, when I moved a metal dustbin… it hissed, inflated it’s body and gave off a rather unpleasant smell!

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26th September 2007, Wednesday

Rail Festival

This weekend there is a special offer on rail travel. For just £10.66 adult, and £1 child, you can travel anywhere between Brighton, Hastings, Rye, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, Maidstone, Canterbury West, Folkestone and Dover… FOR BOTH DAYS. Click here for more detail.

26th September 2007, Wednesday

Taste of Rye

If you are visiting the RX area in the next few days and want some special food then try this celebration of Rye’s local produce, 21st – 30th September 2007. Click here for more detail.

26th September 2007, Wednesday

Hastings Country Park LNR

Tuesday September 25th

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The westerly stream of thousands of hirundines and a few hundred Meadow Pipits now contains small flocks of Linnets, with regular Chaffinches and Siskins. I could also hear single Tree Pipit and Lesser Redpoll. The best place to see/hear these is the field opposite the car park, where they are passing over very low, and on the lip of the cliff below the Coastguard Station and at Lovers’ Seat. At the latter location, I enjoyed watching a Sparrowhawk soaring around the cliff-face, to the annoyance of the resident Jackdaws.
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