On a walk along Cadborough Cliff to Rye then back across the marsh to Ferry House & then past the station to Dumb Woman’s Lane (who was this dumb woman?) we saw 42 species.
Large numbers of Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Redwings and Fieldfares were feeding in Hawthorn bushes, the latter species flying off towards Castle Water at dusk. As the light faded, Blue and Great Tits were also streaming eastwards through the hedgerows, suggesting that there’s a large communal roost somewhere nearby - perhaps in the reedbed at Castle Water again?
Other birds of interest were a Water Rail squealing from the railway ditch, a Kingfisher and a probable Water Pipit.
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