Thursday 17 March 2011

Rye Harbour

Warehorne - 0930hrs - cold, grey, nw1 - Checked out the feeders next to the church; Tree Sparrows and Nuthatch amongst the numerous tits and finches.
Park Wood, Appledore - 1000hrs Several Treecreepers, Nuthatches, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, Jay, Bullfinch, 50 Redwings, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers. No sign of Marsh Tit or Lesser pecker though.
Rye Harbour - 1200hrs At least 50 Sandwich Terns on the beach and ten Med Gulls on Ternery pool amongst 100 Black-heads. 30 Golden Plover on Flat Beach, plus a scattering of Redshank, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Lapwing and Dunlin. From the Castle Water viewpoint 2 Marsh Harriers, Green Woodpecker and ten Fieldfares in the meadow.
ARC - 1600hrs Drew a blank on the Penduline Tit, but 2 Black-necked Grebes in summer plum on the lake, plus 7 Smew and ten Goldeneye.
                                           Goldeneye, ARC                

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