Posts by Barry Yates

  • Swallowtail Diary

    Swallowtail Diary

    This is the ongoing account of the Swallowtail butterfly at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2020.

  • The 2020 Odonata in Sussex Challenge

    The 2020 Odonata in Sussex Challenge

    For many years I have been meaning to take more interest in Dragonflies and Damselflies, and the summer and autumn of 2020 provided the perfect opportunity.

  • Bird legs and feet

    Bird legs and feet

    There is such variation in the feet and legs of birds that you can sometimes recognise birds on those parts alone

  • Spring Bird Arrivals in Rye Bay

    Spring Bird Arrivals in Rye Bay

    ​The birdwatchers around Rye have been looking more at their local birds this year. So we thought it would be interesting to log the arrival of birds as they travel north

  • Beaks in Action

    Beaks in Action

    Beak and bill are names for the same hard, pointed part of a bird’s mouth

  • A closer look at Frogbit

    A closer look at Frogbit

    Frogbit is a floating plant of freshwater. Its leaves look like a tiny water lily, but the flowers have just three delicate white petals.

  • Winter Bats

    Winter Bats

    ​In our effort to identify and understand the wildlife that lives in Sussex, bats have always been tricky to identify

  • ​Wheatear at Rye Harbour

    ​Wheatear at Rye Harbour

    With spring just around the corner, one of the birds that will be arriving on the reserve in early March is the Wheatear.

  • Curlew at Rye Harbour

    Curlew at Rye Harbour

    The sound of the Curlew is distinctive and reminds me of remote parts of Britain….