Archive for August 11th, 2010

11th August 2010, Wednesday

Early start at Pett

Sunday 8th August 2010. Arrived at Pett Pools around 6am, apart from the breeding birds, there’s not much happening. On the seaward side, there were 12 Gannets and 3 Common Scoters which all moved west, on the beach there were the first Turnstone 8 and 2 Ring Plover also not seen very often lately. Again the best place for birds was again Carters Flood, with 1 Common Sand, 2 Wood Sands and 12 Green Sands, 1 Bl.T.Godwit and 4 Greenshank, and Lapwing built upto 253 as the morning went on. There was 2 Buzzards one light phase and one normal phase bird, the usual Barn Owl was there in the early part of the morning, the very patchy male Marsh Harrier put in a brief appearance, and there was a Hobby (imm) along the beach preying on the many Yellow and Pied Wagtails. Good bird watching Pete.

11th August 2010, Wednesday

Rye Harbour Farm update

The Environment Agency has been granted planning permission from Rother District Council to begin work on the restoration of habitats on Rye Harbour Farm. Work will begin this month and they expect to finish in Spring 2011. This should be another big step forward in realising the full potential for wildlife within the SSSI at Rye Harbour. Click here to find out more with a link to the latest project newsletter.