Pale-bellied Brent at Rye

9th November 2011, Wednesday

This afternoon on the saltings between Rye and Northpoint, a Pale-bellied Brent (B.b. hrota) with 40 Dark-bellied Brents and 30 Canadas. And the regular adult Common Sandpiper was in position by Monkbretton Bridge. Earlier today a Cypress Carpet by my moth trap was a nice surprise – yet another recent colonist since the first East Sussex record only 15 years ago.