Thursday, 12 December 2013

Long-tailed Duck

With the weather looking better towards the East it was decided a trip to Rye Harbour was the best bet. The bird of the day was without doubt a smart Long-tailed Duck in the ternery pool. The timing was just right as it swam along in front of the hide just after we arrived.

It was then on to Castle Water, lots of common duck and gulls. In front of the hide Pete spotted a sleepy Snipe, very well camouflaged on the tiny island. Unfortunately we missed the Great White Egret that had been spotted earlier in the day. From the Bittern viewpoint up to 6 Marsh Harriers seen with 3 dropping in to roost in the reeds.

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