Trip reports

Field trip - Rye Harbour

Yellow wagtail in winter wheat
Yellow wagtail: RSPB Images

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Six of us enjoyed a day which was mainly bright and sunny, with a strong south-west wind and only one squally shower! As usual, Rye produced a good variety of species including avocet, Sandwich tern and wheatear. The yellow wagtail was a pleasant surprise.

Avocet,
Blackbird,
Blackcap (H),
Black-headed gull,
Blue tit,
Canada goose,
Carrion crow,
Cetti's warbler (H),
Chaffinch,
Chiffchaff (H),
Collared dove,
Buzzard,
Redshank,
Common tern,
Coot,
Cormorant,
Cuckoo (H),
Dunlin,
Dunnock,
Egyptian goose,
Feral pigeon,
Gadwall,
Goldfinch,
Great crested grebe,
Great tit,
Great black-backed gull,
Grey heron,
Greylag goose,
Herring gull,
House martin,
House sparrow,
Jackdaw,
Kestrel,
Lapwing,
Lesser black-backed gull,
Linnet,
Little egret,
Long-tailed tit,
Magpie,
Marsh harrier,
Mediterranean gull,
Mistle thrush,
Moorhen,
Mute swan,
Oystercatcher,
Peregrine,
Pied wagtail,
Reed bunting,
Reed warbler,
Ringed plover,
Robin,
Sand martin,
Sandwich tern,
Sedge warbler,
Shelduck,
Skylark,
Sparrowhawk,
Starling,
Swallow,
Swift,
Tufted duck,
Turnstone,
Wheatear,
Whitethroat,
Woodpigeon,
Wren (H),
Yellow wagtail.

67 species in all.
We had good views of brown hare and stoat.