From 17th to 24th August some waders have grown in their numbers, where others have gone down in numbers. The biggest increase was in Black-tailed Godwit with 28 feeding in the third pool, with 1 Bar-tailed Godwit feeding on the fields behind the last pool( eastern pool). Dunlins have been up and down with 105 last week to anything from 30 to 50 through the past few days. On Wednesday evening there was 20 Ring Plover with the usual number being eight or nine birds. Little R.Plover two or four birds,sometimes easy to see other times there hard work, because they seem to like most of the pools,not just the wader pool. Theres been two or three, of both Sp.Redshank& Greenshank with eleven Greenshank seen in the past week but I dont know what date. Peak numbers of Common Sandpiper was Sunday with a dozen flying along the beach at low tide, three to four birds are usually on the pools. Tonight there was still the same numbers of Black-tailed Godwits and there was 14 Avocet and there was a Wood Sandpiper calling but could not see it!!! Good bird watching Pete.
Archive for August 24th, 2009
This mornings catch was typical of this year really - a decent number of species (but nothing exceptional) with a few which are uncommon at Rye Harbour (but few real rarities), and several common migrants. The latter category this morning included quite a few Rush Veneer and the odd Diamond-back Moth (both micros), Dark Sword Grass and White-point (macros), while the ‘uncommons’ included Cypress Pug (below, a relatively recent arrival in Britain, with the first record in 1959) and Lesser Treble Bar. The only real rarity was a single Ethmia bipunctella (see here), and it doesn’t seem to have been a great year for this species.
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Highlights this morning included 60 Yellow Wagtail along Shore Ridges, Greenshank, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin feeding on the low water sand, Wheatear and Whimbrel on Harbour Farm were a Raven also passed overhead.