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1:51PM

Self Portrait

A trail camera left out at Castle Water for five nights registered just one video, but it was the species I was after... just a shame it didn't start filming itself a little earlier!

1:23PM

Beach Reserve

Great selection of highlights today, offshore 2 Black-throated Diver and 34 Red-throated Diver gave close views out from crittall hide before heading west, the over wintering Spotted Redshank also showed well at ternery pool from parkes hide. Two Merlin were present along shore ridges near the old lifeboat house, the Little Stint was again roosting amongst 30 Ringed Plover on flat beach.

8:42AM

Henbane

A large patch of Henbane flowered this year near Rye Harbour village and the seedheads are still present, some with seeds and some without. It looked attractive in yesterday's sun, but a decent photo seemed impossible...

8:08AM

Rye Harbour Shore

Ideal tidal and weather conditions to get a decent count of Curlew along the shore this morning, at least 445 birds were feeding between the river mouth and just past the old lifeboat house. More of a surprise was the lack of other wader species present with only a few Redshank and small numbers of Oystercatchers. Also of note this morning 18 Shelduck were amongst the other wildfowl on Flat Beach.

1:21PM

Roosting Snipe

Its been a few years since I have found a large Snipe roost on the reserve, not because they have not been here its just harder to track things down with the amount of habitat now available. This morning at least 110 Snipe and 4 Jack Snipe were roosting/feeding on Harbour Farm.