Observations May-June 2016: Star bird was the Purple Heron, but which species reached a new site record? Which common birds were noteworthy rare visitors?
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Recent activities Jan Swan was lucky enough to catch our best bird of the autumn so far. Here she recounts the experience and tells how it was identified, aged and sexed. A nice Start at the end Picture the scene; daybreak on a warm August bank holiday Monday and I’m putting up the eight Constant […]
What is the connection between Little Stints at Rye Meads, Lemmings and Motorhead? Alan Harris explains!
Mystery bird…! Not a mega rarity but an unusual bird for Rye Meads. What is it and why is the wing important in ageing it? Use the comments below to cast your vote as to the species! A blog explaining all with detailed photos will published shortly – watch this space… UPDATE: answers now published […]
This circle of feathers was found at Rye Meads last month. Clearly a bird has met an untimely end, but what more can we deduce from this crime scene?
Yellow, black and red were themes of the period, with the headlines provided by a long-staying Yellow-browed Warbler.
Winter warbler wonderland – chiffs, blackcaps, crests galore!
Notes on two Common Cranes seen first at Amwell and then Rye Meads, April 2014
A review of the striking changes in occurrence of raptor species at Rye Meads since the Group’s foundation in 1960
Some indications of the origins of our wintering Black-headed Gulls and Chiffchaffs and some controls from our hirundine roost netting