Archive of: Barry Yates

  • Curlew at Rye Harbour

    15 February 2021

    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

    29 January 2021

    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

    02 January 2021

    Another Ruin

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

  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2020

    01 January 2021

    Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2020

    What a very strange and challenging year that was.

  • Pallid Swift

    23 November 2020

    Pallid Swift

    On 16th November Rye Harbour Nature Reserve had a visit from a very lucky bird, a Pallid Swift.

  • Rye Harbour November Dawn

    06 November 2020

    Rye Harbour November Dawn

    On 6th November the morning forecast looked good for a dawn with cloud and sun - it turned out to be the best sunrise I have ever seen!

  • Marshmallow at Rye Harbour

    25 October 2020

    Marshmallow at Rye Harbour

    We recently told our story of Marshmallow plants and its moth to Charlotte Smith on BBC Countryfile and we collected and then spread this year’s seed at Castle Water

  • Destination Sussex - bird migration

    20 October 2020

    Destination Sussex - bird migration

    Our Sussex birds are not ours. We share them with places thousands of miles away. Sussex is part of an international network of places that need wildlife sites to be maintained and not developed.

  • ​Natural Regeneration at Rye Harbour

    30 September 2020

    ​Natural Regeneration at Rye Harbour

    Natural Regeneration is what has been going on with the strip of land along Rye Harbour Farm

  • Black Poplars

    16 September 2020

    Black Poplars

    Back in 2003 we collected some saplings of Sussex Black Poplar from Wakehurst Place and with our team of volunteers planted them out at Castle Water.

  • An evening at Castle Water

    11 September 2020

    An evening at Castle Water

    The evening is my favourite time for watching wildlife, it usually offers a special experience. I’d like to share last evening with you with these five short videos.

  • Blackberry Bushes

    09 September 2020

    Blackberry Bushes

    ​The Blackberry or Bramble is a member of the rose family and it is a great habitat for birds, insects and spiders - not forgetting it that it produces delicious, juicy, black berries in August and September.