Archive for October 28th, 2008

28th October 2008, Tuesday

Channelled Wrack

Pelvetia-canaliculata

Pelvetia canaliculata is a seaweed that grows on hard substrates on very sheltered to moderately exposed upper shores.  Here it is growing on old wooden groynes near the mouth of the river Rother. It’s very tolerant of drying out and can survive for up to eight days out of water. Some of this seaweed spends up to 90 per cent of the time out of water.

28th October 2008, Tuesday

Beach Reserve

Very quiet over the past few days but there have been a few highlights, this morning 164 Curlew, 43 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 3 Knot and 6 Grey Plover were feeding along the shore. Yesterday 450 Golden Plover were roosting on Flat Beach and a Dartford Warbler was a nice surprise late afternoon in bramble scrub near Parkes Hide.