The paved track was covered in 100s of smashed Mussels, this Herring Gull showed me why.
Walking along the beach track towards the Ternery Pool I heard a couple of Little Terns but saw none, apparently they are having a poor breeding season so far. I did see a pair of Wheatears taking food into there nest site.
It would seem Black-headed Gulls, Mediterranean Gulls and Sandwich Terns are all doing well this year.
Lots of juvenile Mediterranean Gulls on the Ternery Pool
This Mediterranean Gull appears to have have snatched another Mediterranean gull chick
A ringed adult
A colour ringed adult, but as I was to lazy to carry my scope around today it went unread.
A constant stream of Sandwich Terns bringing in Sand Eels
A juvenile Sandwich tern
The Sandwich Terns seem to have had a good breeding season at Rye
Another Sand Eel arrives
Good numbers of juvenile Sandwich Terns on the Ternery Pool
Not so many Common Terns
Female Tufted duck trying to protect her young from a very persistent Common Gull
Late afternoon a summer plumage Ruff and 3 Black-tailed godwits were on the ARC