Rye Harbour and Castle Water
I set off on the long walk, in blustery westerly winds, from Rye Harbour Car Park at about 6.30. A small flock of Redshank and a few Curlew were feeding on the wader pool, but the wind was making viewing difficult. At Ternery Pool hide there were close views of Greenshank, Dunlin, Knot and Little Grebes. 2 Yellow Wagtails were feeding briefly on the tern raft and a ringed Little Egret dropped in. On the beach amongst the gulls were Oystercatchers and a small group of Ringed Plover, and by the Lifeboat House a Wheatear was feeding. Around at Long Pit I struggled to count but, say 100+ Sand Martins were feeding low over the water. At Castle Water a few Lapwing, a couple of Common Sandpipers and a Wood Sandpiper.
|Dunlin with quite a beak. Alpina?|
|Little Egret (UK and Ireland ringing scheme)|
|Wheatear at the Lifeboat House|