World Wetlands Day Walks

03 February 2020 | Posted in Project
World Wetlands Day Walks
World Wetlands Day Walk

On Sunday 2nd February, Sussex Wildlife Trust led two guided, circular walks around the wetlands of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - internationally designated as Ramsar wetlands

Castle water freshwater wetland

Twenty two people came on the morning walk, which started from Rye station. We were pleased that eight people arrived by train. We walked first to Camber Castle and then had lunch at the nearby hide, overlooking the freshwater of Castle Water. 

There were excellent views of Marsh Harrier and a variety of ducks, including Gadwall.

Gadwall 11

Gadwell

Fourteen people came on the afternoon walk, which started from the car park at Rye Harbour and explored the saline wetlands.

This gave a close encounter with the wintering flock of Brent Geese, and again, a variety of ducks, including Wigeon.

Brent Geese 2

Brent Geese

We were fortunate to have a dry day, but after recent heavy rains the wetlands and footpaths were… very wet. 

Which is just what the wetland wildlife likes.

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Wigeon

Click here to discover more about future events at the nature reserve 


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