Rye Harbour

24th May 2008, Saturday

A dawn visit to the viewpoint at Castle water found,  20 Little Egret leaving the roost, 2 Hobby hawking insects over the reeds, a Barn Owl gave fantastic views in flight over the viewpoint and a Marsh Harrier was hunting along the nearby ditches. Bearded Tit, Water Rail, and Cettis warbler were heard, Turtle Dove and Lesser Whitethroat  gave good views.  On the Beach Reserve 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Ringed Plover and 22 Avocet were the pick of the bunch from the new pools  behind Ternery pool.