Archive for March 11th, 2012

11th March 2012, Sunday

Rye Harbour Sightings

Highlights today included, on Harbour Farm, a male garganey, a pair of goldeneye and four avocet on the pit by Harbour Farm Barns and the long staying spotted redshank on the pit behind Ternery Pool. On Ternery Pool itself two ruff were present along with around 50 golden plover, while at least eight bar-tailed godwit were present on Flat Beach. A visit to the viewpoint at dusk turned up bittern, hunting barn owl and a male marsh harrier. In addition, a slavonian grebe was reported on Long Pit mid-afternoon.

11th March 2012, Sunday

Extreme Mothing

Saturday 17th March. An illustrated talk by Graeme Lyons, Sussex Wildlife Trust Ecologist. Some of the more exciting moth-related stories Graeme and other moth-ers have experienced over the last 20 years. Organised by the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Meet at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall at 7:30pm. Open to all, donations appreciated.