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Archive for March 28th, 2011
I’ve spent a bit of time this year turning over stones and sieving the roots of grasses in the search for a suite of rare money spiders which could occur on the shingle at Rye Harbour. No luck so far, but I have come across an interesting selection of other, larger spiders. This has included Phrurolithus festivus (The Pretty Ant Spider - great name!), Neon pictus and today several other jumping spiders, incuding Heliophanus flavipes, Euophrys frontalis, and best of all, Sitticus inexpectus, another species which, while not common nationally, is fairly regular at Rye Harbour.
Warblers in song at the veiwpoint this morning included Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Cetti’s. Bittern, Bearded Tit and Water Rail were also present.