Archive for April 23rd, 2011

23rd April 2011, Saturday

Castle Water

A steady trickle of emerging Hairy Dragonfly continues in the ditch nearest the hide, Blue-tailed and Variable Damselfly are also emerging now and are present in small numbers. Additional interest was provided by finding a freshly emerged hoverfly which looks like a male Parhelophilus versicolor, pictured below.


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23rd April 2011, Saturday

Rye Harbour

Highlights this morning have included 2 Grasshopper Warbler in song on Harbour Farm (between corner pools and the barns), a passing Short-eared Owl caused chaos on Flat Beach Quarry and Ternery Pool this morning and provided a spectacular sights as hundreds of gulls and terns took to the air. Along the shore 4 Arctic Skua were lingering and were busy chasing terns, 7 Little Tern were along Shore Ridges.  At Castle Water a Turtle DoveBittern and 2 Hobby were present at the viewpoint, and probably another Turtle Dove was at the hide, 5 Wheatears were also of note in the fields closest to the hide. 


One of the two Grasshopper Warblers this morning