With a part sunny day promised a trip to Rye Harbour seemed a good idea to see the arrival of some Spring migrants. As it happened the sun was out all day and it feels like a bit of sunburn on the face has appeared!!
The day started with opening the moth trap. With a bit of rain overnight the numbers of moths were possibly affected but there were a few moths there. These included 3 Angle Shades and a Powdered Quaker which all just about warranted photos.
Triplicate of Angle Shades.
It was then onto Rye Harbour with several Avocets seen from the first hide. Other highlights included my first definite Small White butterfly of the year, many Sandwich Terns, a few Mediterranean Gulls and Wheatear. At Castle Water many Sedge Warblers were heard. a couple seen, and 2 Common White-throat. Moving on to Pett Levels around 50 Turnstone were roosting and feeding near the ponds.
Sandwich Tern with Sand eel.