Rye Harbour this morning

18th October 2009, Sunday

A circuit via Harbour Barns, the beach road and Ternery Pool in this morning’s brilliant sunshine produced a Bittern seen well in flight at Narrow Pits, plus Stonechat, Small Copper and Migrant Hawker by the barns, 2 Ruddy Ducks on Long Pit, and 2 Clouded Yellows – a white-winged female “helice” by the Parkes Hide track and a “normal” yellow individual by the caravan site track. It was also good to see the new Steve Denny hide in position (but not yet open), which will give great views over the Quarry and Flat Beach, now the best areas for waders on the reserve.