Monday, 7 May 2007


Dreadful weather with very strong winds for most of the day. Hopeful of connecting with Pomarine Skuas. But it was not to be, as visibility was poor. However sightings did include 2 presumed Storm Petrels, and at least of each of Arctic and Great Skuas. About 30 Common Scoter passed and hundreds of Arctic Tern and a Little Gull were at The Patch.

The RSPB reserve was dead with nothing besides a few nice views of Yellow Wagtail.

Yellow Wagtail showing closely to the approach road to Denge Marsh (c) Ashley Howe

We dropped into Rye Harbour to lok for Black Terns which had been reported there earlier in the day. Weather was still bad and by the time we had got there, they had cleared off. However good numbers of Mediterranean Gull were breeding and 2 Sanderling showed well at high tide.

Sanderling feeding on the shore line at high tide (c) Ashley Howe

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