Sunday, 14 June 2009

Rye Harbour - early summer

Sandwich tern and Horse Mackeral (Scad).

Adult Cormorant flying back out to sea from the colony at Rye

Just one chick was being attended to by this adult Oystercatcher at Rye Harbour

Every year at the Ternery Hide there seems to be ringed pover pair building a scrape, laying eggs and then...nothing, As far as I know it always ends in failure.

Sandwich Terns seem to be having no trouble bringing in fish (unlike Tern colonies in Scotland).

Common Tern chasing away LB Gull from the Tern colony.

Wonderful Rye Harbour nature reserve, if only the Little Terns hadn't abandoned for a second year. For the reserve, all is not lost though, indeed far from it - all the Gulls and Terns have thriving chicks and Redshank and Oystercatcher also had family parties feeding around the scrapes.

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