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RX Rainfall

We have been hearing much about last year's exceptional rainfall, but data provided by David Powell from the Hastings Meteorological Station shows that for Hastings the rainfall for 2012 was only the 5th wettest since 1970 (if you stare at this graph long enough can you see a pattern?).

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Christmas Tree disposal

Take your tree to the National Trust yard in Mill Road, Winchelsea, this Saturday (5th Jan) between 10am and 12noon and they will chip it for free!


Rye Harbour

Obviously the weather over the festive period has not be that conducive to bird watching but there was some notable avian interest. Two Slavonian Grebes were present on Harbour Farm pools on the 26th and 27th, 5 Goldeneye (1 drake) were also present there on the 24th and the 27th. At Ternery Pool 4 Smew(1 drake) were present on the morning of the 29th, and were probably the same group reported at Castle Water later that day. The beach reserve has also attracted two Merlins which have given fantastic views perched along the fence line, I think they have been struggling in the windy conditions.


Polish Caspian Gull

This will be of interest to advanced gull watchers and some of the rest of us... This is a tricky ID challenge that may give you red eyes! Check the plumage of all Herring Gulls carefully and you will eventually be rewarded with a Caspian Gull. Alternatively check for colour rings (right yellow PKPK) and the hard work has been done for you... click here for photos, maps and what to look for.


2013 RX Tide Tables

You can buy your 2013 Tide Tables from Lime Kiln Cottage information centre at Rye Harbour, or download for free from the Environment Agency website. These times and height are pretty close for the whole of the RX area!