Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Rye Harbour

A really nice day at Rye, the islands are rapidly filling up with Sandwich Terns , Black-headed and Mediterranean  Gulls. No sign yet of any Common Terns and the only variety on the gull front was the occasional Common and Herring Gull hidden among the masses.

Sandwich Terns

Sandwich Tern

On one island a Greylag Goose has nested amongst the Black-headed Gulls - big mistake I reckon. It surely won't be a quiet life when the family hatches. Nothing exotic spotted, though it was nice to see two Little Ringed Plovers on the farm.

Not an ideal place for young goslings

Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull (1st Summer)


Mediterranean Gull

Departed at around 1300 and decided to make a detour to visit Old Lodge again to see if I could find a Common Redstart - success not one but two bright males.

Common Redstart


Common Redstart

Common Redstart

Common Redstart

1 comment:

  1. Good to meet you today at Rye, love the Redstart shots will get down there again soon. The terns have come out quite well. Not yet tried video on my 7D but seems very good. Have added the blog to my bedtime reading . Will no doubt catch up with you somewhere!