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Water Pipits at Rye Meads

Recent activitiesWater Pipit at Rye Meads (Ravi Prakash Parvatharaju)Water Pipits at Rye Meads Rye Meads is the main location for Water Pipits wintering in Hertfordshire, but they are usually hidden away out in the meadows or over on the sewage works, so an unusually showy individual on the reserve has created quite a bit of […]

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Alan the Robin unmasked

Recent ActivitiesAlan the Robin unmasked Maria Mak reveals his identity ‘Alan the Robin’ has been delighting visitors to the Draper Hide at Rye Meads Nature Reserve for some time. His popularity is such that he even has a following on Twitter on the RSPB Rye Meads page. Alan got his name from the volunteers at […]

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A nice Start at the end

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 […]

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Mystery bird…!

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 […]

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