Archive for June 24th, 2010
The usual ups and downs for Rye Harbour’s nesting seabirds. Most of the smaller gulls and Sandwich Terns are now fledging and dispersing, so now is a good time to see a range of behaviour close up, right in front of the hides - lots of photo opportunities.
Sandwich Tern with its fledgling
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The Romney Marshes Living Landscape vision is to realise a living landscape from Hastings to Hythe, which is of distinctive character, supports sustainable farming, is rich in wildlife and history, and is enjoyed as a place to live, work and spend leisure time. For more info click here.
At Castle Water hide a fine selection of hoverflies could be found amongst the grass and bramble scrub near the bench, highlights included Xanthogramma pedissequum, Chrysotoxum bicinctum, Volucella bombylans and Helophilus trivittatus. Avian highlights were 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper and 3 Marsh Harrier.
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