With Dungeness being quiet and beautiful weather it seemed perfect for a bike ride around Rye Harbour. I chucked the bike into the back of the Chelsea tractor and parked up at Jurys Gap at 07.45 and set off at very gentle pace, stopping and scanning at all the small pits up to North Point. It's amazing how many birds you here from a bike that you miss from the car. Numerous Reed and Sedge Warblers and a surprising amount of Cetti's Warblers, Mediterranean Gulls mewing overhead Lapwings in the fields and Marsh Harriers hunting. From Northpoint to Rye and to Harbour Road and on to the new floods. It was low tide so few waders 3 Avocet, 6 Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshank and 4 Oystercatchers. Along the seafront access road Little Terns were tooin and froing with Sand Eels for there mates, not sure how many pairs but at least a dozen. On to the Ternery Pool which gave great photo opportunities.
Hundreds if not 4 figures of Black Headed Gulls many now with chicks.
As did this Redshank posing in front the hide.