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  • Blog Post: Family fun in the summer sun

    It’s been a busy few weeks here at Rye Meads with lots of family events going on to keep the little ones entertained! Throughout the rest of the school break, you can take part in one of the special activities designed to get kids closer to nature and get a certificate and sticker for taking...
  • Blog Post: Messy bird feeders with the Messy Welly Group, this Wednesday 20th Jan! For Under 5's!

    Messy Welly Club - RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Wednesday 20 January 10.30 am - 11.30 am Price: Members £3.50 Non members £4.50 Under 12 months free Booking essential Time for messy outdoor play! This session is all about getting outside into nature and exploring the things we...
  • Blog Post: Barn Owl Watch

    Today's Barn Owl Watch didn't go so well... The barn owls didn't come out until 10 minutes after everyone had left! Oops! Next week ( Sunday 1 April ) we are going to have another Barn Owl Watch from 5-8.15 pm. The reserve will be open to walk round until 7pm, and then after 7pm...
  • Blog Post: Brand new visitors newsletter!

    I am delighted to announce the re-launch of the newsletter for you, the Eye On Rye . Peter Warne is the new editor/ author so a HUGE thank you to you Peter ! Hard copies will be available from the reserve in the new year, but you - my lovely bloggerers - get to see it first ! So here we go...
  • Blog Post: VIP Kingfisher Experience

    Afternoon all, I know kingfishers are something that we all love to see. So I wanted to let all of you lovely bloggy people of something new that we are planning here at Rye Meads! Picture by Peter Hewitt RSPB members we love you! You make sure that the RSPB's work continues, so this opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Springwatch

    BBC 2's Springwatch is returning to our screens on Monday 31 May 8pm, on BBC Two. I wonder what they will see this year! It's a great show, and I thought I would let you know there is a chance for you to explore nature with the RSPB! Over the weekend of 5 and 6 June is Springwatch with the...
  • Blog Post: Stepping Up for Nature - what to do in May

    Stepping up is easy and fun! Nature is in trouble – so millions of people are stepping up to help. Our wildlife has been disappearing at an alarming rate. But small steps make a big difference. If we all act together and get stuck in, we can save our wildlife. You can start helping the wildlife...
  • Blog Post: We're staying open late on Sunday!

    Don't miss out! On Sunday 26 February we are going to be closing late ! You asked us to open later so the Draper and Lapwing hides will be open until 6.30pm ! John Bridges (rspb-images.com) No guarentees that the barn owls will be seen though!
  • Blog Post: Reserve closed Sunday 20 January 2013

    Hi everyone, Just to let you know that the reserve (including the car park) will be closed on Sunday 20 January . We are very sorry for any inconvenience, but due to weather conditions it would be too dangerous. We may cancel the stargazing event due to the weather as well, if you are interested...
  • Blog Post: Dawn Chorus - Sunday 6 May 2012

    Good morning everyone! It's 7.50 am, but I've been here since 4.30 am because we've had a very special walk today - the Dawn Chorus ! It's International Dawn Chorus Day - so we ran a walk to try and hear this miracle of nature, and identify the different calls. Well, I thought...
  • Blog Post: Dawn Chorus Delights!

    This morning was out Dawn Chorus walk! We were here at 5am to hear, and see, wildlife as it woke up to a new day. We saw a rather nice sunrise too... It was a glorious morning today! The sun was up and the birds were singing their hearts out! I thought I would share with you the birds that we...
  • Blog Post: The wonderful finish...

    The other day I wrote a blog about "the start of something (that will be) wonderful..." (Click on the words to open the blog post), well I wanted to show you what it is! Over the half term we had our Wacky Wildlife Adventures - the holiday activities for the kids. Well we made this fantastic...
  • Blog Post: VIP Kingfisher Experience - 6 May 2012

    Rye Meads nature reserve is opening early for 10 lucky people on Sunday 6 May from 7-10 am , this opportunity for RSPB members only (or join on the day) will give you exclusive use of the reserve, including all the hides. The kingfishers at the Kingfisher Hide have hatched their first brood so you...
  • Blog Post: October Sightings (so far!)

    Happy October everyone! I hope that you all keeping well. It's only the beginning of October, but I thought I would let you know what we've seen so far! Draper hide - gadwall, mallard, tufted duck, shoveler, teal, wigeon, coot, moorhen, little grebe, sparrowhawk, water rail and snipe...
  • Blog Post: Love passage waders challenge

    We need your help! We want to win the Golden Wellie ! Let me start at the beginning... Passage waders play a very important role in providing us with a measure of how effective our wetland management is. Areas that are carefully managed will provide feeding and breeding areas for many wading...
  • Blog Post: Make Your Nature Count

    We want to know what slithers, tweets, forages and snuffles in your garden or local park this summer! Make Your Nature Count, running from 2-10 June 2012, asks you all to count the wildlife in their garden over the summer. Not only are we asking you to record birds, we also want to know about some...
  • Blog Post: Have you taken part in the Big Garden Birdwatch?

    Have you taken part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch? Let's make it the best year ever ! You can submit your results on the RSPB website - www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch Or you can post in your results, pick up a postal form at the reserve or why not come over to Rye Meads and do...
  • Blog Post: We're opening late on Sunday

    Don't miss out! On Sunday 12 February we are going to be opening later! You asked us to open later so the Draper and Lapwing hides will be open until 6.30pm ! John Bridges (rspb-images.com) No guarentees that the barn owls will be seen though! What will we see?
  • Blog Post: We were on tv (sort of...)

    Who has been watching Autumnwatch? Well last night they mentioned us as a place to go for our events! Yay! :D For more information about the BBC's Autumnwatch check out their website by clicking here .
  • Blog Post: VIP Kingfisher Experience - 26 August 2012

    If you would like the amazing opportunity to see kingfishers (and all the other lovely wildlife at the reserve) before our opening times have a read of this: Great shot by Malcolm Housden Rye Meads nature reserve is opening early for 10 lucky pe ople on Sunday 26 August from 7-10 am (although you...
  • Blog Post: VIP Kingfisher Experience - 26 May

    Great shot by Peter Hewitt Rye Meads nature reserve is opening early for 10 lucky people on Saturday 26 May from 7-10 am , this opportunity for RSPB members only (or join on the day) will give you exclusive use of the reserve, including all the hides. The kingfishers at the Kingfisher Hide are...
  • Blog Post: August Update - kingfishers, kestrels and more!

    Hello all! I hope that you are all well. All is well here at Rye Meads, I thought I would give you a quick update on the happenings of August. Kingfishers The kingfishers are still busy busy busy feeding their young. It is the time to visit Rye Meads if you want to see these fantastic birds...
  • Blog Post: This week only...

    It's the week of Late Night Opening! Make sure you come down and visit! Why not pop down after work, enjoy a nice stroll after a busy day of work! Rye Meads will be open until 8pm all this week! Sunset at Rye Meads by Marion Moss Let us know what you see, keep an eye out for any of the...
  • Blog Post: Barn Owl Watch - Sunday 6 May

    Good morning! I hope that you are all well. I just wanted to let you all the know about a fabulous Barn Owl Watch that is happening tomorrow - Sunday 6 May. On Sunday 6 May, the Lapwing hide will open from 8-9.30 pm so we can try and get a lovely view of the barn owls hunting over the meadow...
  • Blog Post: Urban birding with the Urban Birder (at Rye Meads)!

    Hi everyone, The lovely David Lindo aka the Urban Birder visited today! It was the first time that he has visited us at Rye Meads, and he had a lovely time! It might have been raining a little, but the visitors, David and myself all had a nice walk! We saw/ heard lots including: Kingfisher, teal...