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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Star waders of the period were two Little Stints which showed well in front of the Draper Hide over the Bank Holiday weekend
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 […]
To get to see a magnificent bird like a Bittern up close is a privilege; to get to ring it is even more special!
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?
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.