Archive of: Barry Yates

  • Rye Harbour Seals

    09 January 2022

    Rye Harbour Seals

    Last November local photographer Tony Ham was able to read the flipper tags on two of the seals and it’s interesting to know where they came from.

  • Your Wildlife in 2022

    29 December 2021

    Your Wildlife in 2022

    The start of the New Year is always an opportunity to begin a new project, perhaps a personal wildlife one.

  • Reedbed Mice

    14 December 2021

    Reedbed Mice

    This tiny mouse lives in our reedbeds and perhaps this is its original habitat.

  • Rye Harbour's Piscivores

    25 November 2021

    Rye Harbour's Piscivores

    November was a great month for animals that eat fish at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

  • Shingle Trucks back at Rye Harbour

    05 November 2021

    Shingle Trucks back at Rye Harbour

    The big shingle moving trucks have arrived today to start the winter movement of shingle along the Nature Reserve private road.

  • Black-winged Stilt Diary 2021

    11 July 2021

    Black-winged Stilt Diary 2021

    Black-winged Stilts are a rare sight in Britain, but a pair nested at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2021 for the first time.

  • Swallowtail Diary

    30 May 2021

    Swallowtail Diary

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

  • A cold, dry April meant fewer moths

    10 May 2021

    A cold, dry April meant fewer moths

    A good indication of the poor spring for invertebrates comes from the moth trapping carried out locally near Rye.

  • Bird legs and feet

    25 April 2021

    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

    25 April 2021

    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

  • A closer look at Frogbit

    07 March 2021

    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

    05 March 2021

    Winter Bats

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