Thursday, 16 June 2011

Great Dixter

Lade - 0700hrs First Sussex Emerald of the season in the trap last night.
ARC - 0930hrs -warm, cloudy, sw4 - From the southern end good views of the `redhead` Goosander on a shingle island with Pochards. Also Dunlin, LRP and Lapwing. From the Screen hide loads more common wildfowl, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Little Egrets and Green Woodpecker.
Great Dixter - 1100hrs Visited the gardens at Great Dixter where the flower meadows were in full bloom.
Rye Harbour NR - 1500hrs Drove down to the Crittal hide with Bill and Anne where we watched 2 Little Terns performing over Flat Beach. From the hide overlooking Ternery pool great views of Med Gulls, Sandwich and Common Terns, plus plenty of juv Black-headed Gull on the water. Also noted Avocets, Redshank,Curlew, Shoveler, Kestrel and Rock Pipit.

Sussex Emerald, Lade. Med Gull and juv Black-headed Gull, Rye Harbour

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