Archive for April 6th, 2011

6th April 2011, Wednesday

Butterflies – now 7 species

Around Rye and Playden today: Brimstone, Small White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.

6th April 2011, Wednesday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

A handful of migrants arrived including a fine male Redstart, two Ring Ouzels, two Whitethroats and 15 Willow Warblers. Two Yellow Wagtails, 17 Swallows and a Brambling and four Siskins also flew through. The Glaucous Gull was in its usual station at the fishing boats.
Also of note, what was presumably the same swift was seen for a short time at ARC in the early morning and these observers were able to confirm its identity as a Pallid Swift.
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6th April 2011, Wednesday

Rye Harbour Sightings

Certainly been more Wheatear around today with birds near Lime Kiln, the Old Lifeboat House and at Ternery Pool. A nice surprise first thing today was a Raven being mobbed by Lapwings (and taking not a blind bit of notice), while a visit to the viewpoint saw two Marsh Harrier and a few Sand Martin overhead and singing, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (several) and Chiffchaff.
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Wheatear