Archive of: Birds Wildlife

  • 12 Snipe Drumming

    12 Snipe Drumming

    The festive carol ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ states that on the final day, a dozen drummers were drumming. In the avian world, those ‘drummers’ are most likely to be Common Snipe

  • Bittern's Got Talent

    Bittern's Got Talent

    Bitterns were driven to extinction in the UK. By restoring their reedbed habitats, there are now more than 160.

  • Birds in winter Q&A

    Birds in winter Q&A

    A little ‘Birds in Winter’ Q&A with Charlotte Owen, WildCall Officer

  • Species Spotlight: Waxwing

    Species Spotlight: Waxwing

    It would seem bizarre to wish for any invasion of Britain. Fortunately there’s one winter invasion that’s rather more desirable. For anybody familiar with the Waxwing, fingers will be kept firmly crossed for their arrival

  • Pallid Swift

    Pallid Swift

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

  • The 'British Bird of Paradise' - the Jay

    The 'British Bird of Paradise' - the Jay

    With extravagant pink plumage, a drooping black moustache and a snazzy electric blue flash through the wings it’s no surprise that eminent Sussex naturalist W.H. Hudson called it ‘the British Bird of Paradise’.

  • Trail Camera Secrets

    Trail Camera Secrets

    Trail cameras are small magical boxes that are self contained, weatherproof cameras that can see in the dark and are triggered by animal movement.

  • Rye Harbour November Dawn

    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!