Sunday, 5 June 2016

American Golden Plover at Rye Harbour

Another early meet and we're on our way down the M20 towards Rye. We pulled into the car park and walked the short distance to the black hut with the red roof and after a short scan of the shingle we located the American Golden Plover in it's full breeding plumage which made for a comfortable ID.

American Golden Plover at Rye Harbour

Little Tern gave another year tick as at least six hung in the air above the reserve and sat on the shingle islands. Other birds seen consisted of Med Gulls, Wheatear, Avocet, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Sandwich Terns to name a few.

Wheatear at Rye
Little Tern at Rye 
At Dunge we found no fewer than five Hobbies hunting along the entrance track and also found an obliging Whitethroat a few Bearded Tits a Marsh Harrier and a couple of Cuckoo were seen and heard. A Fieldfare was reported in the trapping area which is a strange June tick for Dunge.

Hobby at Dunge
Hobby  at Dunge

Year list now 247

Robin in the garden this afternoon 


  1. Great! ... Good to see the birds around . Birds sing and are active along the river even when summer doldrums have made some birders hang up their scopes.

  2. Nice birds! You've done really great job. I wish I could fly as like them! However, Thanks for post Brian .

  3. Awesome bird site. I really glad to see such a quality collection.