Archive for April 2nd, 2011

2nd April 2011, Saturday

Walland Marsh

Some new arrivals on Walland , with 5 Sedge Warblers, 6 Yellow Wagtails,  Black Redstart.
Bittern continues to Boom. There are also 135 Shoveler and a single remaining Bewick’s Swan on the marsh. Raptors remain prevelant with  3 adult male Marsh Harriers, Peregrine, and Buzzard.

2nd April 2011, Saturday

Wetland mammal sighting.

Near Rye Harbour Village today I saw a cat playing with a “mouse”, which appeared to be black. On closer inspection it was a Water Shrew with black upperparts and white below. I have only seen half a dozen Water Shrews alive, but sadly this one had been severely mauled and was not going to live much longer… I wonder how much wildlife that one cat kills in a year? Does it represent the same as a Barn Owl? And how many cats are there in the village? Read this link for more info.