• Sim Elliott

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The Avocets are back. 14.03.22

Monday 13.03.22 was the first day of my 2022 trips Rye Harbour to survey bumblebees as part of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust's Shorthaired Bumblebee Reintroduction Project for 2022 (we survey from March to October), After surveying I spent from 2.45-5.15 walking around the reserve bird watching.


This is what I saw: Black-Headed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Great Black-Backed Gulls, Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Avocets, Golden Plovers, Ruffs, Redshank, Black-Tailed Godwits, Little Egrets, Grey Heron, Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Gadwall, Shovelers, Shelducks, Little Grebes, Coots,

Skylarks, Starlings, Blackbirds, Carrion Crows, Magpies, Pied Wagtail



Oystercatcher


Teal


Oystercatcher


Oystercatchers - and Golden Plovers behind


Black-Tailed Godwit


Skylarks


Oystercatchers and Golden Plovers


Little Grebe


Cormorants


Female Ruff


Pied Wagtail


2nd winter Great Black-Backed Gull jevenile


Avocets


Shiveloe


Wigeon


Curlew


Fairlight Cliff


Starlings


Mallards


Male Tufted Ducks


Castle Water


Canada Geese


Female Teal


Camber Castle


Cormorants on Castle Water


Coot



Grey Heron


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