Archive for May 25th, 2008

25th May 2008, Sunday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Heavy overnight rain and strong NE wings grounded just a handful of migrants but the quality was high with a Red-breasted Flycatcher found in the moat (and subsequently trapped and ringed) and in the evening, an Icterine Warbler in the garden of Southview Cottage. Other migrants were generally scarce with just two Hobbies, a Redstart, two Willow Warblers and five Spotted Flycatchers of note. Seawatching was generally quiet but did produce a group of three Pomarine Skuas flying east at 0645hrs and also a couple of Manx Shearwaters. A first-summer Mediterranean Gull was feeding off the fishing boats in the evening.

David Walker from DBO website

25th May 2008, Sunday

Tawny Pipit at Rye Harbour

A Tawny Pipit was on Flat Beach Level late morning/early afternoon. The bird was present around the south-east corner of the Flat Beach electric fence from about 11:40 to 15:10 before flying off and being lost from view. Click here for photo from Birds of Sussex website.

25th May 2008, Sunday

Wildlife Discovery Day

Yesterday we were very lucky with the weather and the events in Rye were successful. The wildlife parade through the streets (organised by Radiator Arts) was very colourful and the drums very noisy. This was followed on the Strand Quay by several environmental performances. At the Quay there was a good variety of stalls, providing local information, activities and food.


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