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3rd November 2011, Thursday

Camber Shark


On Sunday 23rd October I came accross this dead shark on Camber Beach. I couldn’t quite believe it to start with as it’s not really what you expect to find at Camber. I e-mailed the photo to the Marine Conservation Society who have ID it as a juvenille Blue Shark. More info here. From Nikki Lambert, Mallydams RSPCA.

9th September 2009, Wednesday

Camber and Northpoint

Relatively sheltered hollows on the landward side of Camber dunes this afternoon revealed a Clouded Yellow, 3 Small Heaths, a Red Admiral, a Speckled Wood and a migrant Rush Veneer moth, while near the harbour master’s were single Whinchat and Wheatear. A male Ruddy Darter was settled by the small pool at the western end of Northpoint, and a male Migrant Hawker was cruising round my garden in North Salts as I came back in.

10th December 2007, Monday

Sea Buckthorn

There are extensive areas of this shrub (Hippophae rhamnoides) on the dunes at Camber. It is thought that it was originally planted there to stabilise the sand (although it is a native to some parts of Britain). The berries are very tasty, rich in vitamin C and much sought after elsewhere in the world (click here), but I rarely hear of people eating them in Britain. I have eaten them much earlier in the year, but there are still masses on the bushes and today they were being eaten by a flock of about 100 mixed crows…


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12th November 2007, Monday

Even Later House Martin

Yesterday, on his monthly WeBS count, John Trowell recorded a very late House Martin over Northpoint Pit, near Camber.

1st November 2006, Wednesday

Another first Sussex record of a lesser water boatman.

Following on from a recent note about the first Sussex record of the lesser water boatman Arctocorisa germari. We have just learnt of another, this time the lesser water boatman Sigara iactans was recorded from a pit at Camber in August 2005.

26th June 2006, Monday

Six-spot Burnet Moth

On our regular Sunday walk we explored the flowers around the edge of Rye Golf Course. There were spectacular displays of Pyramidal Orchids and many Six-spot Burnet Moths, as below.

Six-spot Burnet Moth

Michael Prince

5th March 2006, Sunday


200 White-fronted, 80 Barnacle Geese and an Avocet seen today by Pete Rouse

21st February 2006, Tuesday

Pett & Scotney

The Snow Bunting still at Pett Level in the muddy lay-by on the north side of the road immediately west of Pett Pools.
Also 4 Ruddy Duck on the roadside pool and 3 Barnacle Geese with Greylags and Canadas in the fields behind the pools.
ca. 45 Barnacle Geese with a blue morph Snow Goose at Scotney Court Gravel Pit.
Also a Dark-bellied Brent Goose and a Merlin there.
(Paul James)

25th January 2006, Wednesday

Yet more birds

Black-necked Grebe still at Scotney Court Gravel Pit at the Sussex end close to the road. A Long-eared Owl at the usual roost at the Narrow Pit, Rye Harbour. An imm male Scaup, ca. 15 Velvet Scoter and 3 Eider on the sea from the sea wall opposite Pett Pools. Two adult White-fronted Geese on Pett Level with Greylag and Canada Geese.
(Paul James)

9th January 2006, Monday


Four Waxwings at Camber feeding on privet berries on the road next to the golf club near the coastguard cottages at grid ref TQ 956190.