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Wild Rye: Discover Our Wetland Wildlife

Seaweed on the shingle


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Sandwich Terns and their chicks
The largest of our breeding terns, Sandwich Terns can be identified by their crested black cap, black, yellow-tipped beak and size. Up to 500 pairs breed on the islands in Ternery Pool at Rye Harbour.
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Coot and Tufted Duck
Coot and Tufted Duck in a synchronised dive
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Black-headed Gull colony
In May and June the colony at Ternery Pool is very busy, noisy and smelly...
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Black-headed Gulls
Black-headed Gulls incubating at Ternery Pool.
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Cormorant feeding young at Castle Water 23rd April 2006, the squeaking is their begging call.
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Ringed Plover
Female returning to nest to incubate 2 eggs and 2 very new chicks.
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Painted Lady
In most summers this migrant butterfly is common and here is seen feeding on Ragwort.
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Water Vole
Most easily seen along the drainage ditches of Castle Farm.
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