Rye Harbour

14th October 2008, Tuesday

Coal Tits have been the surprise birds this morning with a single bird in flight over Shore Ridges and two birds in willows near the hide at Castle Water. There have only been five records of this species on the reserve and only one record each for the two sites mentioned above. Additional highlights have inclided, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 23 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper and 1000 Lapwing at Castle Water. On the Beach Reserve 500 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 48 Ringed Plover and 10 Snipe were roosting on Flat Beach Level.