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Great day at Rye Harbour

Yellow wagtail in winter wheat
RSPB images

Saturday, 18 September 2021

The 66 bird species included a couple of scarce ones: black-necked grebe on Castle Water which has apparently been around for quite a while and during a short sea watch 4 scoters, 2 of which were velvet scoters (the other 2 may have been common or female velvet). There were lots of butterflies including one clouded yellow.

Here's the full list.

Mute swan, greylag goose, Canada goose, wigeon, mallard, gadwall, shoveler, pintail, teal, pochard, tufted duck, velvet scoter, great crested grebe, little grebe, black-necked grebe, cormorant, little egret, grey heron, marsh harrier, sparrowhawk, kestrel, water rail (h), moorhen, coot, oystercatcher, grey plover, lapwing, redshank, green sandpiper, black-tailed godwit, curlew, snipe, black-headed gull, common gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull, Sandwich tern, feral pigeon, stock dove, woodpigeon, collared dove, green woodpecker (h), great spotted woodpecker (h), swallow, meadow pipit, yellow wagtail (30+), pied wagtail, wren (h), dunnock (h), robin, wheatear, blackbird, chiffchaff, Cetti's warbler (h), lesser whitethroat, long-tailed tit, great tit, starling, magpie, jackdaw, crow, rook, raven, house sparrow, goldfinch, linnet.

Clouded yellow, small & large white, comma, peacock, red admiral, meadow brown, small heath, small copper.