Archive of: Rye Harbour

  • New family beach cleans at Rye Harbour

    New family beach cleans at Rye Harbour

    It’s good to report some positive news about the environment. Barry Yates and team at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve report that they are finding less litter on the beach, because more visitors have been taking their rubbish home with them, and some are conducting their own ‘two minute beach cleans’.

  • December 2019 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    December 2019 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    It was good to see a Smew on the reserve this month, with a ‘redhead’ (i.e. female or immature) present on the Quarry from the 9th until the end of the month.

  • Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

    Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

    Ducks can be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. As the name suggests, diving ducks feed mainly by diving underwater, using their strong feet (and sometimes their wings) to swim. Dabbling ducks, however, feed predominantly at the surface, sometimes even grazing on land. Many dabblers can often be seen upending, with their heads underwater and their bums in the air.

  • Oil on Sussex beaches

    Oil on Sussex beaches

    One aspect of our seas has greatly improved in recent years - oil dumped by shipping…

  • Gnats All Folks!

    Gnats All Folks!

    This year I have been carrying out a survey of the invertebrates of the saline lagoons at Rye Harbour and am currently in the process of identifying the samples collected during the summer.

  • A Remedy for the Winter Blues

    A Remedy for the Winter Blues

    I spent a very rewarding couple of hours with trust ecologist Graeme Lyons and visiting naturalist Ryan Clarke last weekend looking for invertebrates on the Beach Reserve.

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