Yesterday, five teams took part in the annual RX bird-race, trying to see as many species as possible between Hastings and Dungeness-and raising funds for Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Mallydams Wood RSPCA.
All agreed that it was tough going, with windy weather and birds thin on the ground [our walking team, Slow But Sure, logged only Robin for the first 30 gloomy minutes !], though the winning Team, the Pannel Beaters, managed a creditable 101.
The best birds recorded were 2 Red -necked Grebes on Scotney GP, the best we managed was a Garganey at Castle Water. Once again no team recorded Skylark, and Yellowhammer was only found in Hastings Country Park NR.