Archive for March 3rd, 2010

3rd March 2010, Wednesday

Rye Harbour Sightings

Highlights this morning included 400+ Black-headed Gull and 10 Mediterranean Gull on Ternery Pool, a Bittern, three Marsh Harrier and a Kingfisher from the viewpoint, and two Scaup on Long Pit. In addition, Flat Beach held a good range of birds including 300+ Lapwing, 79 Golden Plover, and small numbers of Knot and Grey Plover.

Black-headed Gull and Lapwing on Ternery Pool

3rd March 2010, Wednesday

Bumblebee project talk

From New Zealand to the UK; the return of the short haired bumblebee. Is the title of a talk by Dr Nikki Gammans to be given at RSPB Dungeness on 13th March @ 3-4pm. Please reserve your seat on 01797 320588 or e-mail Find out more about the project here.

3rd March 2010, Wednesday

A very low tide…

It may have been one of the lowest low tides for the next 5 years, but the east wind made it oh so cold! In a short walk to the sea at Pett Level a small sea urchin test (Psammechinus miliaris?) and brittlestars (Ophiura albida) were found – below.