Wednesday, 29 October 2014
A RYE SMILE
Had a stroll around Rye Harbour reserve on Monday,starting with Castle Water, I had not been to this part of the reserve before,and was lucky enough to pick up the white winged black tern from near Camber Castle flying up and down behind a large area of scrub.I made my way closer and got into a position to see the bird at reasonably close quarters.This Tern is a vagrant to our shores from eastern europe where it breeds on inland waters/marshes similar to the more familiar black tern.
On the beach several Turnstones were feeding
Moving to the fishing boats at Dungeness lots of birds were moving/feeding offshore with several arctic terns among the more common species,the white secondaries being diagnostic.