Archive for April 3rd, 2011

3rd April 2011, Sunday

A Walk with Friends…

…of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve around the long circular route. At Castle Water a single Swallow, Chiffchaff calling, display flights from Sedge Warblers, an early Reed Warbler and several Cettis Warblers and perhaps the call of a Yellow Wagtail. Then through the Wood singing Blackcap and then at Rye Harbour Farm a calling Marsh Frog , a Little Ringed Plover, several Avocet, many displaying Lapwing and and then soaring overhead a single Red Kite. At Ternery Pool hundreds of Sandwich Tern, Mediterranean and Black-headed Gulls, then on Flat Beach 260 Golden Plover, with most now in summer plumage. BUT NO Wheatear – they seem to be few and far between this year.