Archive for January 22nd, 2008

22nd January 2008, Tuesday

Rye Harbour

With a welcome break in the weather a few bird highlights for today, 3 Goldeneye, Smew (redhead), Red-crested pochard (drake) and 2 Scaup were the pick of the bunch from Long Pit. Along Shore Ridges, 300 Dunlin, 380 Oystercatcher, 25 Grey Plover and 120 Sanderling were roosting, 3 Red-throated Diver were feeding close inshore and several Pied Wagtail (pictured) were picking insects from the roof of the Old Lifeboat House. Roosting waders on Flat Beach included 91 Golden Plover, 220 Lapwing and 128 Curlew. The Shore Lark showed well in the sunshine by the Red Roofed Hut and a Peregrine flew over the Beach Reserve.