Archive for February 2nd, 2008

2nd February 2008, Saturday

Rye Harbour

The main highlight this morning was finding four Long-eared Owls roosting at Castle Water, the picture below (taken through binoculars) shows two of them enjoying the morning sunshine. Unfortunately the roost site can’t be seen from any of the footpaths. Also at Castle Water this morning, 39 Little Egret, Barn Owl, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, 2 Raven, drake Smew and 4 Goldeneye. Good numbers of Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon were present on the main pit and the new excavations. Additional highlights this morning included, Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup and 2 drake Goldeneye on Long Pit and the Shore Lark gave superb views in the morning light near the Red Roofed Hut.