Winter Sounds | Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Sounds of the nature reserve in winter

December - January - February

Cetti’s Warbler

This is a warbler that stays with all year round and lives where reedbeds and brambles grow - they are now shouting out their name again!

Water Rail

Water Rail can be heard calling from deep in the reedbed. They are more likely to be heard than seen and their call has been described as sounding like a 'squealing pig'.

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tits can be heard calling with a nasal 'ting' or 'ping' sound as they fly about the reeds.

A calm morning with the background roar of the sea as Curlew leave the roost, flying over the camera, heading for the worm rich wet grassland at Camber.
Listen out for calls of Curlew, Coot, Wigeon whistling, Carrion Crow cawing, Redshank teeuing

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