Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Avocet, Black-Headed Gull and Shelduck Chicks. 30.05.22
Updated: May 31, 2022
I went to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve on Monday 30th March as I wanted to see the Avocet chicks that had been born there this year. I took the the train from Brighton to Rye (change at Eastbourne) and then walked (50 minutes) from Rye Station (in the town) to the Rye Harbour.
I walked down the footpath that runs parallel with the Harbour Road, which starts close to Brede Lock, (this re-joins the Harbour Road further down).
Path to the reserve
Camber Castle and sheep
In the reserve
Shelducks in the New Saltmarsh
and some Avocets
Avocets in the Salt Pool; some appearing nesting, but no chicks!
A female Linnet on the path
An Avocet in the New Saltmarsh
Common Terns fling over the Flat Beach
Common Terns, Black-Headed Gulls and Avocets on the Flat Beach islands from the Denny Hide
From the Parkes Hide looking over the Ternery Pool
Black-Headed Gull and chick
Two redshanks in a territorial dispute
More Terns flying over
Great-Black Backed Gull
Flat Beach from the Gooders Hide
An Avocet with chic
Mallards and Ducklings.