Trip reports

Field Trip to Rye Harbour

Wheatear in spring
RSPB images

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Highlights: Excellent views of whinchats, yellow wagtails, wheatears, spotted flycatcher & other common migrants.

Mute swan
Greylag goose
Canada goose
Egyptian goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveler
Teal
Pochard
Tufted duck
Great crested grebe
Little grebe
Cormorant
Little egret
Grey heron
Marsh harrier
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Kestrel
Moorhen (H)
Coot
Oystercatcher
Ringed plover
Golden plover
Lapwing
Turnstone
Dunlin
Knot
Curlew sandpiper
Redshank
Bar-tailed godwit
Curlew
Ruff
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Great black-backed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Sandwich tern
Woodpigeon
Collared dove
Kingfisher
Green woodpecker
Sand martin
Swallow
House martin
Meadow pipit
Yellow wagtail
Pied wagtail
Wren (H)
Dunnock
Robin
Redstart
Whinchat
Stonechat
Wheatear
Blackbird
Mistle thrush
Willow warbler
Chiffchaff
Cetti's warbler (H)
Lesser whitethroat
Blackcap
Spotted flycatcher
Long-tailed tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Starling
Magpie
Jackdaw
Crow
Rook
Chaffinch (H)
Goldfinch
Linnet
Total: 76 bird species

Butterflies:
Large white
Red admiral
Comma
Small heath

Dragonflies:
Migrant hawker
Emperor
Common darter

Leader: Geoff Shoebridge