Archive for April 15th, 2011

15th April 2011, Friday

Rye Harbour

Highlghts over the past few days have included 4 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Avocet and 22 Whimbrel on Harbour Farm pools, 300+ Mediteranean Gull and 600+ Sandwich Tern at Ternery Pool, 45 Common Tern, 6 Bar-Tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank on the quarry viewed from Denny Hide. At Castle Water Common and Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, warblers include Reed, Sedge, Blackcap and Whitethroat, good numbers of Yellow Wagtails have been feeding in the nearby fields and easily seen from the footpaths. From the viewpoint 2 Marsh Harrier, Bittern and several Bearded Tit.

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Male Marsh Harrier at Castle Water (taken by holding my compact digitial camera on my binoculars).