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Rye Meads By Ann Miles

Nature Group Visit to RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire

Nature Group members visited RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire on Sunday 11th December 2022 . The temperature was around minus 3 degrees and most water was frozen (Ann Miles)

Robin By Ian Willis
Robin2 By John Kirkelionis
Redwing By Duncan Locke ARPS
Black Headed Gull By Duncan Locke ARPS
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Common Gull2 By John Kirkelionis
Web By Chris Holt
Muntjuc By Ian Willis

Our visit to Rye Meads on Sunday 11th December coincided with the coldest spell of weather for several years. We arrived to find the reserve cloaked in freezing fog and with very little open water so we were not hopeful of much bird life to photograph, The commonest and friendliest species was definitely the Robin (Ian Willis,John Kirkelionis )





The  flocks of winter visitors were very wary but some managed good images of feeding Redwing (Duncan Locke).





As well as many Black-headed Gulls on the River (Duncan Locke, Ann Miles), there were some Common Gulls on the ice with their green legs (John Kirkelionis). Chris Holt recorded some of the abundant frosted cobwebs 



Ian Willis captured a fleeting glimpse of a Muntjac.




As always, coots provided the main action chasing each other across the river (Chris Holt, Ann Miles)



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Coot By Chris Holt
Coot By Ann Miles 4