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  • Blog Post: Round up of the week.

    Hello All The work parties have been busy this week clearing views into the reedbed near the kingfisher hide and off the boardwalk. Cutting the vegetation in front of the kingfisher hide has opened up a few pools and ditches that have been hidden away for a while and we have cleared the vegetation...
  • Blog Post: Frosty mornings

    Hello All The last few mornings have been glorious with heavy frost , blue sky and sun creating some great conditions. It really feels like winter now. The car park has become a popular area with thrushes as redwing , blackbird , song thrush and fieldfare all enjoy the hawthorn berry crop. The teasels...
  • Blog Post: December is almost here!

    Hello All Only the weekend left and then its December! Then before you know it another year will be over. I popped the moth trap on over night and was rewarded with the aptly named December moth . Once we finished working on the Draper area we started to gradually increase the water level...
  • Blog Post: Searching for the great white

    Hello All A lovely female marsh harrier has been present on site since Thursday. Spending most of her time hunting over the meadow she was sighted again today buy a couple of visitors. A group of 10 lesser redpoll were reported feeding in the silver birches over the weekend and the male pintail continued...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife watch 9 Nov

    Hello Yesterday i spent 2 hours in the Gadwall hide covering one of the regular wildlife watches. It was a lovely morning, some nice wildlife and i got to chat to some visitors. A very obliging grey wagtail kept me company on and off as it kept returning to the stream mouth and shallows in front of...
  • Blog Post: Catch up

    Hello All Haven't we been lucky with some glorious autumn weather, sadly it now seems like the tide is turning and the rain is becoming more of a feature. While working on the Draper clearing the vegetation from the scrape, cutting views into the reedbed and clearing bank side vegetation we...
  • Blog Post: VISMIG - Sunday's results

    Sunday's VISMIG was very rewarding and worth the effort of getting up so early! After a wet start on waking, clear skies and a warm sun were waiting for me when I reached Rye Meads. I was joined by Toby and Jan from the Rye Meads Ringing group and by John, one of our volunteers. Our first spot was...
  • Blog Post: Contacting Rye Meads

    Hello, our computers have been out of action since last Wednesday due to someone cutting through a cable off-site. If you have been trying to contact us by email, please ring the office on 01992 708383 and we will gladly deal with your query. Cheers Caroline
  • Blog Post: Unexpected visitor!

    Hello All A visitor very kindly reported an unexpected visitor of the feathered variety, today in the form of a juvenile cuckoo!! It was sitting on the fence just passed the cattle shed on the meadow, showing very nicely before flying off in to more cover. An very unexpected siting at this time of...
  • Forum Thread: 4th brood

    I think we all have to stop clutching at straws, whatever all of us or the staff at the centre think, their is NO 4th brood, if they had hatched by now, we all know that they would have been in and out with fish, that has not happened, what ever way we wish to paint it, what ever we all want to happen...
  • Forum Thread: Monday 22nd Sept 2014

    Well that was different (well it was for me anyway)... In early again, started at the Draper hide, some lovely Shovellers, and a few scruffy Teal doing their thing, and right at the back of the area, a single solitary Snipe... awwww. On to the Gadwall Hide, would you believe there was actually some...
  • Blog Post: Vis Mig 14 October 2014

    Hello All In con-junction with the Rye Meads Ringing Group (RMRG) we will be holding a Vis Mig (visible migration) event on Sunday 12 October 2014, 7 am - 11 am. Join us outside the visitor center from 7 am as we monitor the passage of migrants passing over head. We will be watching for significant...
  • Blog Post: Update 22 September 2014

    Hi all Popped out to the Draper and Gadwall hides this morning, and thought i would update you on what was about. Snipe numbers are increasing with 58 at Gadwall hide and a further 3 from Draper. Water rail at both locations with the patches of reed to the right of the Gadwall hide a popular place...
  • Media: Kingfisher

    Taken at Rye Meads
  • Forum Thread: Monday 15-09-14 Another Great Day

    Have just spent another great day up at the reserve, arrived more or less bang on 09:00hrs, only to discover I was not the 1st person there by any stretch of the imagination. Slow walk through the reserve stopping at the Draper, Gadwall & Tern hides.... By the time I arrived at the Kingfisher I...
  • Blog Post: VOTE FOR BOB!

    Unless you've been going round with your eyes closed recently, you've probably noticed a certain red squirrel popping up all over the place lately, going by the name of Bob ! So who is Bob? Well, Bob is a representative of nature . He is standing for all nature and natural places, and he...
  • Blog Post: Hirundine Roost - sleepy swallows and snoozing sand martins

    Hello All The Rye Meads Ringing Group (RMRG) have been busy ringing the hirundines that have been roosting on site as they stop off on their migration. Over the last few weeks the RMRG have ringed over 700 swallows and about 70 sand martins, that were caught in front of the Draper hide. Encouraged...
  • Media: Water Vole 4/9/14

    I assume that this is one of the juveniles at the feeding station.
  • Media: Tasty Apple

    Water vole at Rye Meads
  • Blog Post: Update 29 August 2014

    Hello All Sorry it has been over a week since my last update. With the islands now exposed from the gadwll hide, and the scrape looking good from the Draper hide we are all ready for the continued autumn migration. On a quick walk this afternoon i picked up 90 lapwing, 2 egyptian geese , 2 wigeon...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update 19 August 2014

    Hello All Great news! The third brood of kingfishers have fledged. Unfortunately they were a bit sneaky and fledged early Monday morning or Sunday evening. Fish were seen going in the bank Sunday morning but for the rest of the day the adults were taking no fish in. Monday no fish went in to the bank...
  • Blog Post: Update Friday 15 - Sunday 17 August

    Hello all Friday saw the presentation of the original black-necked grebe painting by the artist himself Steve Kershaw to the lucky winners husband Mr Sears (sadly Mrs sears was unavailable). We hope Mr and Mrs Sears enjoy their lovely painting. And great big thanks goes out to Steve for donating the...
  • Blog Post: Delving in to Rye Meads

    Hello All If you are interested in nature you will have noticed that some things, such as birds, are easier to see than others such as water scorpion. Nature reserves such as Rye Meads are home to a whole host of wildlife that is not always seen! Often this wildlife is a key food source for the birds...
  • Media: Water Vole eating a Reed at Rye Meads

    Water Vole at Rye Meads
  • Media: Water Vole

    Water Vole at Rye Meads