Archive for December 23rd, 2007

23rd December 2007, Sunday

Shore Lark at Rye Harbour

A Shore Lark (below right) was present on the saltmarsh near the red-roofed hut late morning, feeding among a flock of Skylark.
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23rd December 2007, Sunday

Peat on the beach

Lumps of peat with holes in are often washed up on the beach of Rye Bay. These originate from the shore at Pett Level where the Piddock, a bivalve mollusc, bores into it. The peat deposits on the shore are a 6,000 old remnant of a freshwater marsh that developed behind the shelter of the shingle barrier. This extends across the levels to Walland Marsh. With rising sea level, the shingle is migrating inland, revealing the peat deposit. Find Out More Here.

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