Archive for July 14th, 2008
Just two people on the beach this morning: me and the litter-picker from Verdant, the company contracted during the summer months to keep the beach free of junk and bits of artistic driftwood.
And three sounds: small waves, screeching Sandwich Terns and the hum of speeding cars on the landward side of the wall. Besides the terns, there were a few Cormorants on the blue sea, and Gannets further out.
Overhead, 3 big black Ravens were soaring, with tiny silver airliners passing high above them. Roosting by the muddy edges of the roadside pool were several Black-headed Gulls and Common Terns, joined by 2 juvenile Med Gulls, with Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Redshanks nearby. Read the rest of this entry »
There was an adult of this rare tern in superb breeding plumage at Ternery Pool at about 0830, but it flew off west inland at about 0930. (A fisherman at Castle Water had reported a black and white tern on Saturday!). The last record at Rye Harbour was on 13th July 1995.
A Roseate Tern on the islands out from Crittall Hide at Ternery Pool was the main highlight this morning. Waders on the pools on Harbour Farm included, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank.