Sunday 5 June 2016

American Golden plover, Rye Harbour NR

Another early morning meet up with Brian and we head off towards Rye Harbour. Parking up in the car park we head off along the footpath towards the "Black hut with the red roof" to scan the scrape opposite.
Although partly hidden the full summer plummaged individual is quickly found on a small shingle island. It soon becomes more active and gives great views.

American Golden Plover

Two Med Gulls flew across the scrape and Ringed Plover, Redshank, Dunlin, Sandwich Terns were all seen along with several Little Terns either roosting among the shingle islands or flying over the scrape. A single Wheatear was also seen.

Little Tern

Dungeness proved to be very quiet but a drive along the entrance track did produce great views of at least five Hobby.