I spent a few quiet hours in an unfrequented part of the Woodland Trust’s reserve this morning, finding myself in the territories of Great, Blue & Marsh Tit, GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch & Treecreeper. Siskins and Redpolls in the treetops were joined for a few minutes by an unexpected pair of Hawfinches, which then disappeared for the rest of the time. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for March 20th, 2009
Golden Plover numbers have been dropping over the past few weeks, today 250 were roosting close to the fence on Flat beach which gave the opportunity to appreciate their plumage change from winter to summer. Two Wheatear also showed well perched along the fence, a Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Avocet were feeding on the new pools close to Lime Kiln Cottage.
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve welcomed its first school group of the year this week when pupils from Peasmarsh spent a day studying the river.
The visit was carefully planned to show the children the contrasts at high and low tide, which the children recorded in drawings made on the spot. Luckily, the weather was still, warm and sunny, making this an easier task than it could have been and so drawing was also used to map the inter-tidal zones. Read the rest of this entry »