• Sim Elliott

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Avocet, Black-Headed Gull and Shelduck Chicks. 30.05.22

Updated: May 31

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


Small Tortoiseshell


Camber Castle and sheep


Large White


Small Blue


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


Cormorants


Flat Beach



Flat Beach from the Gooders Hide


An Avocet with chic


Avocets


Same chick!



Shelduck chicks


Shelducks


Mallards and Ducklings.


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