Archive of: Birds Wildlife

  • Garden Birdwatching Guide

    09 February 2022

    Garden Birdwatching Guide

    We’re still in winter, but there are plenty of birds to be seen. This guide will help you identify some of the feathered friends you’re most likely to see - and hear - from home.

  • Naked (Christmas) lunch

    22 December 2021

    Naked (Christmas) lunch

    Michael Blencowe talks turkey

  • A Drove of Ducks

    20 December 2021

    A Drove of Ducks

    Winter is the best time to see a good range of duck species at Rye Harbour.

  • 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.

  • The amazing migration of swallows

    14 October 2021

    The amazing migration of swallows

    The story of the amazing migration journey undertaken by swallows

  • The nomadic Short-eared Owl

    12 October 2021

    The nomadic Short-eared Owl

    WildCall Officer Charlotte Owen on the Short-eared Owl

  • Autumn Gold

    20 September 2021

    Autumn Gold

    WaderTales blogger Graham Appleton has written about Golden Plover at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

  • How to identify birds of prey

    13 August 2021

    How to identify birds of prey

    Few birds inspire awe as often as birds of prey, those athletic aerial predators that rule the roost. We’ve put together a short introduction to five of the species you’re most likely to spot.

  • One for sorrow...

    11 August 2021

    One for sorrow...

    The chattering magpie is a bird steeped in magic and superstition. Charlotte Owen tells us more

  • Jenny wren

    10 August 2021

    Jenny wren

    The tiny bird with the huge song. Charlotte Owen tells us about the wren and its role in folklore.

  • 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.

  • How the cunning cuckoo gets away with it

    05 July 2021

    How the cunning cuckoo gets away with it

    Charlotte Owen explains the devious breeding strategy of the cuckoo