Archive for February 3rd, 2009

3rd February 2009, Tuesday

Guided Birdwatching in RX area

Paul James will be leading another guided day’s birdwatching in the RX area this Saturday. Sites which we will visit include Pett Level, Castle Water, Dungeness and Walland Marsh. For further details please go to

3rd February 2009, Tuesday

Rye Harbour

A first light trip around the reserve to feed the goats produced a few highlights, Bittern, Barn Owl, drake Smew and 80 Fieldfare at Castle Water. On the Beach Reserve Marsh Harrier, 700 Golden Plover, 400 Lapwing, 14 Redwing, 22 Fieldfare and 45 Skylark. Later at Castle Water wildfowl counts included 570 Wigeon, 345 Shoveler, 215 Teal and 11 Pintail. From the hide two Bittern gave distant flight views and two Marsh Harrier showed well, including a female feeding on prey at the waters edge.

Golden Plover and Lapwing