Archive for April 24th, 2011

24th April 2011, Sunday

Rye Harbour Sightings

Only 12 Whimbrel were counted leaving the Quarry roost this morning (though it is still a few days early for the peak counts), with at least four Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and a solitary Golden Plover also present here. At least four Grey Plover and four Wheatear were present on Flat Beach level, while a Cuckoo was heard on Narrow Pit, four Little Terns were on the Beach Reserve and a Bittern was at Castle Water. The highlights however were two male Garganey which showed very well from the Parkes hide at about 6.30am, and a flock of at least 13 Eider (one drake) close inshore a little later.