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Records submitted in the last 7 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, yellow indicates rare (Kent requires notes or a description), cream indicates non-native. A Rarity Description form can be downloaded here.

Tuesday 02 September 2014

Bekesbourne, 10:00 to 10:00
1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail (Nailbourne still flowing) [Robert Douthwaite]

Monday 01 September 2014

South Swale LNR, 08:00 to 08:00, Sunny
3 Wigeon (On Swale at low tide), 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear [Mike Gould]

TQ7156, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Little Owl (calling east of Kiln Barn Fm), 1 Whinchat (on fence posts by Kiln Barn Fm) [Adam Whitehouse]

Sunday 31 August 2014

Otford, 15:00 to 16:00
1 Sand Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Showing well by river Darenth) [Mathew Bournat]

Eastborough, 14:45 to 16:15, Some cloud but warm and sunny. Mod SW breeze
4 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Ruff, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper [Murray Orchard]

Stoke, 13:30 to 14:30, Sunny, some cloud and mod SW breeze
1 Sparrowhawk (over Damhead Creek), 2 Kingfisher (in marsh ditch near Kingsnorth) [Murray Orchard]

Roas Bank, 13:00 to 13:00, Coudy sunshine. Mod W breeze
450 Oystercatcher, 83 Black-tailed Godwit [Murray Orchard]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 12:00 to 17:00, Cloudy and sunny. Little wind
1 Great White Egret (From viewing mound), 1 Glossy Ibis (From viewing mound and in field near Dengemarsh hide), 4 Whinchat (Dengemarsh Road) [Keith Witham]

Samphire Hoe, 09:30 to 11:00, bright sunlight
3 Sand Martin, 1 Whinchat, 1 Pied Flycatcher [Michael Banks]

Grain Country Park, 08:45 to 13:00, Cloudy with sunshine. Mod W breeze
2 Buzzard, 1 Sand Martin (W), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tit [Murray Orchard]

Seasalter, 08:00 to 08:00
127 Grey Plover [Mike Gould]

Grove Ferry, 05:30 to 10:40
325 Greylag Goose, 148 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier, 4 Water Rail, 4 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Turtle Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 11 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Bearded Tit [Martyn Wilson]

Saturday 30 August 2014

Cheyne Court, 17:30 to 17:45
8 Turtle Dove (Between Midley and Cheyne Court) [Steve Broyd]

Reculver Marshes, 15:00 to 16:00
1 Wryneck [Chris Hindle]

Margate Harbour, 13:30 to 13:45
3 Great Black-backed Gull (Pair with juv bird) [Simon Mount]

Lydd, 12:30 to 12:35
2 Honey Buzzard (NE Over Lydd fields ) [Steve Broyd]

Cliffe Pools, 11:10 to 17:15, Over high tide, main roost on Flamingo pool. Counts for selected species only.
17 Pintail, 95 Ringed Plover (Incl tundrae-type birds), 44 Grey Plover, 1 Sanderling, 6 Little Stint (Five juvs, Flamingo), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Juv, Flamingo), 145 Dunlin, 6 Ruff, 7 Snipe, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank (Radar pool), 19 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 52 Linnet [Sean Huggins]

TR1852, 09:45 to 10:30
70 Greylag Goose (Bourne Park) [Robert Douthwaite]

TR1752, 09:30 to 10:30
35 House Martin (over Lenhall Farm, where several nests are still occupied) [Robert Douthwaite]

North Foreland, 08:30 to 10:00
2 Swift, 6 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler [Simon Mount]

Grove Ferry, 05:30 to 11:30, Early rain, strong SW wind becoming brighter
237 Greylag Goose, 7 Gadwall, 295 Teal, 42 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Marsh Harrier (1 juvenile, 3 males), 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Black Tern (1 moulting adult on Westbere lake), 3 Turtle Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 65 Sand Martin, 37 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Martyn Wilson]

Friday 29 August 2014

Kingsdown, 13:45 to 16:00, Sunny Intervals,strong SW wind
7 Swift [Barry Woolhouse]

North Foreland, 08:30 to 10:00
12 Swift (S), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail (S), 17 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler [Simon Mount]

Otford, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Wheatear (Lower Barn track), 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat [Mathew Bournat]

Bekesbourne, 06:30 to 11:00
1 Tree Pipit, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch [Robert Douthwaite]

Pegwell Bay, 06:30 to 14:00, clear with light s/w steadily picking up to 25mph s/w with squally showers
1 Glossy Ibis (marsh behind garage pool), 1 Osprey (arrived from the north then headed off west overland @08.30 ish.), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 400 Sandwich Tern (+, Offshore/high tide), 100 Common Tern (+), 1 Arctic Tern (6+ on rising tide), 3 Little Tern, 9 Black Tern (South offshore in one group), 50 Swift (all south), 3 Tree Pipit (3 singles south early am), 31 Yellow Wagtail (8 present and 23 south inc 1 group of 13), 1 Grey Wagtail (south), 1 Redstart (Hover port am.) [Phil Milton]

Shuart Farm, 06:00 to 10:00
2 Turtle Dove, 96 Swallow, 26 House Martin, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher [Chris Hindle]

Thursday 28 August 2014

Bough Beech Reservoir, 15:00 to 16:00
15 Mandarin Duck, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black Tern (with party of 10 migrating common terns), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail [Russell Brockett]

North Foreland, 13:30 to 15:30
20 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Wheatear [Simon Mount]

Bishopstone, 11:45 to 12:00
1 Ortolan Bunting (on ploughed field on cliff top between bishopstone and reculver) [Chris Hindle]

Seaton Gravel Pits, 10:10 to 11:30
5 Mute Swan (Pen, with 3 'Polish' and 1 normal cygnet), 1 Kingfisher (juvenile), 0 Swallow (complete absence of all hirundine) [Robert Douthwaite]

New Hythe, 10:00 to 14:00, Mostly Overcast
1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern [Phillip Sharp]

Pegwell Bay, 07:30 to 14:30, Breezy southerly - clear throughout.
2 Teal, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Coot (Garage pool), 40 Ringed Plover (+), 3 Sanderling, 100 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 410 Curlew, 160 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 100 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Tern, 18 Swift (all south), 50 Sand Martin (circa), 1000 Swallow (+, n/west), 9 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler (hover pad), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (seen by SH), 1 Pied Flycatcher (water reservoir on farm) [Phil Milton]

Reculver Marshes, 06:00 to 08:45, Seen by Matt Hindle
1 Buzzard, 9 Swift, 1 Wryneck (beside River Wantsum), 23 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Pied Flycatcher [Chris Hindle]

Warden Point, 06:00 to 10:30, Overcast, S breeze
2 Buzzard, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 17 Arctic Tern (Roosting on foreshore then flew NW), 1 Little Owl, 4 Swift, 5 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher (+) [Simon Tilley]

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Deal, 17:00 to 17:05, overcast
1 Whimbrel (passed overhead, heading inland) [Peter Flint]

North Foreland, 14:00 to 15:30
15 Common Scoter (S), 8 Arctic Skua (S), 30 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Tern, 1 Wheatear (SW off sea) [Simon Mount]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 13:40 to 14:45, warm, SE breeze, clear, some sun
25 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Common Tern [Graham Barker]

Lower Hope Point, 11:30 to 15:00, E.3
95 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler (a flock upstream), 1 Goldeneye, 1 Hobby (crossed river from Essex), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Sandwich Tern, 50 Common Tern, 1 Black Tern [Richard Elvy]

North Foreland, 06:45 to 11:00
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift, 1 Skylark, 1 Tree Pipit (S), 15 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 9 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher [Simon Mount]

Shuart Farm, 06:30 to 10:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Flycatcher [Chris Hindle]

North Foreland, 05:15 to 10:15, Breezy easterly on coast, clear odd bits of cloud
1 Wigeon (south), 14 Teal (12 south and 2 north), 119 Common Scoter (all south), 3 Gannet (south), 1 Arctic Skua (south), 24 Sandwich Tern (south), 60 Common Tern (or 'commics' all south), 5 Arctic Tern (south), 21 Yellow Wagtail (c12 Elmwood, 7 south and 2 cliff top (Joss Bay)), 14 Wheatear (10 Elmwood and 4 cliff top) [Phil Milton]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Kestrel, 40 House Martin (Flying East), 3 Black Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit [Derek Smith]

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