We got our fair share of interesting birds during peak migration season, despite unusually warm and stormy conditions, including a record count for one species.
For the second year in a row, we've hosted large flocks of flightless ducks in moult. Not quite a record number, but we had record counts of two species - which ones were they?
Avian Flu hit our gull colony, but wildfowl were present in good numbers. But our most unexpected bird of the period was a species not recorded here since 1998!
Some outstanding birds graced the Spring migration this year. Which species became our 230th and 231st recorded at Rye Meads?
It may have been a quiet time of the year, but there was still enough to interest a keen birder! Not least the tiniest of our woodpeckers, which although caught didn't make our ringing list - find out why...
An Arctic spell interrupted unseasonably mild weather. How did this affect our birds? We still had some interesting sightings!
As summer visitors gave way to winter visitors, headlines were stolen by our biggest flock of Bearded Tits for 43 years, and our 5th Spoonbill - but other records were also set!
A fairly arduous couple of months, for birds and ringers alike, with ongoing drought conditions and record high temperatures. But we still managed to find some interesting birds!
An almost total loss of chicks from our Gull and Tern colony was sadly the main news of the period. We think we know the culprit...
For the first time in two years, we've been allowed back into the South Lagoons, and our observations (and ringing) have been boosted as a result. But what species had a record count for Rye Meads?