Archive of: Barry Yates

  • Black-winged Stilt Diary 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

    Swallowtail Diary

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Curlew at Rye Harbour

    Curlew at Rye Harbour

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

  • A Year at Rye Harbour talk - Answers

    A Year at Rye Harbour talk - Answers

    During the Sussex Wildlife Trust webinar on 28th January - A Year at Rye Harbour - there were many questions and we only had chance to answer a few after the talk, so here we try to answer them all.

  • Another Ruin

    Another Ruin

    On the shore at Rye Harbour sits a ruin we call Gasson’s Ruin

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