29 April, 2009

Rye Harbour NR -29/04/09

After leaving 'Dunge' a short journey to Rye Harbour NR and the chance of Little Tern. There were at least five birds, but they were high in the sky. Two other tern species breed here on this well managed nature reserve - Common Tern and Sandwich Tern.

Little Tern

This pair were much easier to photograph :-)

Little Tern Decoy

Common Tern

Sandwich Tern

The smart Mediterranean Gull thrive on the reserve.

Mediterranean Gull

Unexpectedly, a Kittiwake flew low overhead in to the sun.


Migrant waders were thin on the ground, this Bar-tailed Godwit tried to find a spot to land.

Bar-tailed Godwit

Northern Wheatear breed here too.

Northern Wheatear

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