Jun 262018
 
Rye Harbour

The sun shone on a warm Sunday morning, when eighteen of us met in the car park of this lovely reserve, which is owned by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. The reserve has been managed by the Friends of Rye Harbour since 1973 and rely on donations and volunteers for its upkeep.   We were greeted with […]

Jun 102018
 
More about our Minsmere Trip

Despite all of our binoculars and telescopes we didn’t spend all of our time at Minsmere looking upwards for birds! The reserve is also a special place for plants and many species of insects. It would have been a shame not to have seen some of these. As Steve wrote in his report we found […]

 Posted by on 10 June 2018 at 11:17 pm
Jun 062018
 
Minsmere Coach Trip

Our large group descended upon this fantastic reserve on an overcast day that was supposed to be having thunder and lightning. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and we set out to see some of the species that Minsmere has to offer. The sand martins were busy gathering food to take back to their nests as we […]

 Posted by on 6 June 2018 at 11:05 pm
Jun 012018
 
Spotted Flycatcher decline

Have you seen a spotted flycatcher this year?    According to data from the BTO spotted flycatcher numbers have declined by 39% between 1995-2016.   To view the data, please follow this link.   The good news is that they are apparently thriving in Scotland where there has been a 66% increase between 2011-2016 – maybe they […]