Archive for December 19th, 2009

19th December 2009, Saturday

Rye Harbour

Highlights at Castle Water this morning included 35 Fieldfare (pictured) and 22 Redwing in willows by the viewpoint. On and around the main pit 3 Smew (1 drake), 7 Pintail and 170 Teal were the pick of the wildfowl, 3 Bullfinch were in scrub at the southern end, 11 Ruff were feeding amongst small numbers of Lapwing and Golden Plover in the fields at the northern end. On the Beach Reserve 21 Shelduck and 160 Lapwing were present on Flat Beach Flood and a Merlin showed well along Shore Ridges.