Archive for May 10th, 2011

10th May 2011, Tuesday

Free Biscuits!

Help survey and clean up litter on the Rye Harbour beach this Sunday as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Adopt-a-Beach’ programme.

Litter surveys take place at Rye Harbour and Pett Level four times a year; the spring surveys will take place on Sunday 15th May at 2pm at Rye Harbour, and on Sunday 22nd May at 10am at Pett Level.

Please come along and help with these national surveys – your efforts will be rewarded with great views, good birdwatching, fabulous company and….biscuits!

For the Rye Harbour survey meet at Rye Harbour car park, for the Pett Level survey meet on the sea wall by the Smugglers pub.

For more details please email RHNR.office@eastsussex.gov.uk or telephone 01797 227784.

10th May 2011, Tuesday

Collared pratincole at RSPB Dungeness

A collared pratincole was reported from Christmas Dell at 11.30 this morning. It disappeared for a time but is now happily hawking over New Excavations. This is only the second confirmed record of this species on the reserve. Yesterday’s highlight was a cracking male red-backed shrike near the pine tress on the ARC site. Sadly no sign today.