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White Stork

This is yesterday's White Stork at Rye Harbour.  It's obviously an escapee with the blue ring on left leg (white letters CN) and the clipped primary flight feathers at tip of the left wing. The gaps in the secondary flight feathers (closer to the body) are moulting. 


Annual RX Bird Race


Ranger Dungeness NNR

A ranger is required to help with the management of land owned by EDF Energy at Dungeness National Nature Reserve.  The ranger will assist the partnership officer with the management of visitors on one of Britain’s busiest nature reserves, as well as assist with practical work to maintain and enhance the site for wildlife and people.  The Ranger will be expected to enjoy working with a wide range people, including enforcement of bylaws, as well as knowledge and experience of wildlife and countryside management.

Find out more here.


Waders on Union Channel

My Wetland Bird Survey on Union Channel (East Guldeford) on today's very high tide produced c.100 Redshanks, one very tame Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshanks, just one Curlew, 4 Oystercatchers, 4 Common Sands and c.70 Dunlin; also a Kingfisher.


A New Aphid in Britain

Two visiting entomologists - Bob Dransfield and Bob Brightwell - have found a new species of insect to Britain at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, it's the Thistle Rosette Aphid and it's very good at hiding. Find out more by clicking here.