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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.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Conyer, 17:00 to 18:30, sunshine and cloud with spots of rain; SSW breeze; ebb tide
2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall (pair), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper (creekside), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 1 Little Owl, 8 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 2 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Newnham, 16:00 to 16:00, Overcast and windy
20 Mediterranean Gull (Loose flock flew over from the coast, heading south and calling to each other) [Graham Wickenden]

Burntwick Island, 15:30 to 15:30, Cloudy, fresh southerly wind.
500 Sandwich Tern (on usual nesting beach) [Murray Orchard]

Grove Ferry, 14:30 to 15:30
2 Common Sandpiper (seen from Feast Hide) [Charles Vint]

Conyer, 11:45 to 12:30
8 Whimbrel, 1 Swallow, 6 Nightingale (singing in former brick works site) [James Massey]

Luddenham Marshes, 10:30 to 11:00, partly cloudy with a heavy shower moving through from SE
2 Cattle Egret (again with cattle but further inland moving in and out of ditches hampering obs), 1 Common Sandpiper [James Massey]

Conyer, 09:30 to 09:45, partly cloudy with rain threatening
20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Cuckoo [James Massey]

Yalding, 08:00 to 08:00, Dry overcast
2 Grey Wagtail (On the lock by Hampstead marine) [David Errey]

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Horsmonden, 19:50 to 19:55
1 Swift (over village before moving east,) [Stephen Mills]

Finberry (Ashford), 18:30 to 19:00
2 Swallow, 30 House Martin (+), 1 Nightingale, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Robert Carr]

Hayesden, 18:00 to 19:00
2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, 2 Blackcap [Martin Garwood]

Bekesbourne, 16:30 to 17:30
1 Cuckoo, 3 Nightingale [Robert Douthwaite]

Conyer, 16:00 to 16:00, mostly cloudy; tide near HW
115 Mediterranean Gull [James Massey]

Luddenham Marshes, 14:20 to 14:20, mostly cloudy with NE breeze; rising tide
3 Cattle Egret (with cows at Luddenham Gut as yesterday they promptly flew S towards Luddenham Church/farm), 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 13:00 to 15:00
1 Merlin, 1 Turtle Dove [Bob Dean]

Chilham, 12:30 to 15:00, calm
2 Garden Warbler (singing near r Stour), 1 Firecrest (singing in Pickledon Lane wood) [Danny Chesterman]

Riverside Country Park, 09:20 to 12:05, Bright and warm low tide.
1 Sparrowhawk, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Cuckoo (Calling.), 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Dunnock, 3 Nightingale (Singing.), 5 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Whitethroat (circa), 1 Goldcrest, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch ((Male). (All sightings at Eastcourt Meadows).) [Mike Norman]

Burham, 09:00 to 10:10, dry, mild and overcast. low tide
4 Mute Swan, 20 Greylag Goose, 19 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 15 Mallard, 2 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 5 Redshank, 15 Black-headed Gull (+), 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 30 Wood Pigeon (+), 6 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 12 Blackbird, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 5 Magpie, 20 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 40 Starling (+), 8 House Sparrow, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting [Bill Stoneham]

Swale NNR, 09:00 to 09:10
1 Grasshopper Warbler [Derek Faulkner]

Horsmonden, 07:10 to 07:10
1 Ring Ouzel (briefly on track to Kirkins farmhouse but disappeared over roof.), 1 Willow Warbler [Stephen Mills]

Tonbridge, 07:00 to 08:00
1 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail (Eldridges Lock), 3 Nightingale, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting (all records from River Medway near Tanyard Fm) [Martin Garwood]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:00, fog/mist eventually clearing to hazy sunshine and high cloud with a light ENE breeze picking up. LT circa 10:00.
2 Egyptian Goose (on EF first thing again), 1 Pintail (female on EF still), 1 Lapwing (on EF), 9 Bar-tailed Godwit (eight summer plum males and a female on mud at Uplees copse), 30 Whimbrel (+, incl 21 on mud at Uplees copse), 2 Greenshank (one EF and one in Faversham creek), 6 Common Tern (four on Swale and two on EF), 1 Turtle Dove (in trees opposite cottages then flew E), 1 Cuckoo (calling, plus a second heard distantly on Sheppey), 3 Yellow Wagtail (on wires), 1 Nightingale (singing), 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 10 Reed Warbler (singing), 2 Blackcap (pair), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Corn Bunting [Murray Wright]

Monday 22 April 2019

Dartford, 15:00 to 16:00, SUNNY WARM 25 DEGREES
3 Cetti's Warbler (singing in reeds,Littlebrook nature reserve.), 20 Reed Warbler (singing in reeds,littlebrook nature reserve.), 4 Blackcap (Littlebrook nature reserve.) [Paul Clark]

Dartford, 15:00 to 16:00, SUNNY WARM 25 DEGREES
2 Egyptian Goose (one fledged young on water,Stone marshes), 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff [Paul Clark]

Conyer, 13:00 to 16:00, sunny and warm with brisk NE breeze; rising tide to HW 15:30; WeBS count Conyer Creek to Luddenham Gut
5 Canada Goose, 29 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Cattle Egret (with cows at Luddenham Gut), 1 Buzzard, 8 Oystercatcher, 12 Avocet, 1 Dunlin, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit (feeding on rising tide), 9 Whimbrel, 11 Redshank, 20 Turnstone, 58 Mediterranean Gull (disappointing count), 753 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 28 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (E along sea wall), 2 Common Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over S), 2 Nightingale (singing), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler (+), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting [James Massey]

Little Farthingloe, 11:00 to 11:00
1 Hen Harrier (east) [Mark Kennett]

TR2856, 10:30 to 13:20
2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat (Brief song), 2 Goldfinch [Bill Mclay]

Hoo, 10:00 to 11:00, Sunny and warm
10 Mediterranean Gull (Circa, birds including 3 together heading south east) [Keith Cutting]

Tonbridge, 09:45 to 13:10, Tanyard Farm towards Medway and Eldridge Lock. 20 deg C, still, hazy sunshine.
6 Buzzard (+), 2 Kestrel, 7 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, 50 Wood Pigeon (+), 4 Collared Dove ( 2 singing), 1 Cuckoo, 4 Green Woodpecker (+), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (1 singing), 7 Swallow (c.), 1 Grey Wagtail (+), 8 Wren (7 singing), 7 Dunnock (singing), 1 Nightingale (singing by black barn), 10 Blackbird (+), 1 Mistle Thrush (singing), 12 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (+ singing), 8 Whitethroat (+), 11 Chiffchaff, 13 Blue Tit, 60 Jackdaw, 20 Carrion Crow (+), 60 Starling (+ bred), 11 House Sparrow (+), 6 Chaffinch (2 singing), 4 Greenfinch (+ 2 singing), 10 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch (+), 2 Yellowhammer (1 singing), 1 Reed Bunting (singing) [Dave De Silva]

Conyer, 09:30 to 11:00, tide out; hazy sunshine, warm; ENE breeze; 1+ vocal marsh frogs
2 Gadwall (pair), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 10 Avocet, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 17 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 11 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer [Richard H Bailey]

Conyer, 08:00 to 10:00, Sunny and warming
3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Swallow (Perched on wire by pub), 1 Nightingale (Got pics out in open singing), 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat [Steve Tonkin]

New Hythe, 08:00 to 14:00, Sunny periods
1 Hobby, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper [Terry Laws]

Reculver Marshes, 07:30 to 09:30
1 Merlin (being unsuccessfully chased by a female Peregrine at Coldharbour), 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling in Oyster Farm), 33 Whitethroat [Chris Hindle]

Boughton Monchelsea, 03:30 to 03:40, Dark, mild and dry
1 Nightingale (Signing from the wood yard area of The Quarries) [Bill Stoneham]

Sunday 21 April 2019

King's Wood (Challock), 15:45 to 15:45, Sunny, calm
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (GPS reference: TR 0293 5119. Very near trumpet sculpture. ) [Brian Caffarey]

Cliffe Pools, 13:30 to 18:30, Clear and sunny, warm with light E breeze.WeBS count for RSPB reserve, HT about 14.30
75 Greylag Goose, 7 Canada Goose, 65 Shelduck, 28 Gadwall, 26 Teal, 11 Mallard, 15 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 68 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Water Rail (calling by 1st viewpoint), 57 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher, 357 Avocet (243 roosting on FP, 55 on BBPs and 59 mostly around pool islands), 7 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 39 Grey Plover (38 roosting on FP), 3 Knot (with Grey Plover on FP), 3 Dunlin (FP), 631 Black-tailed Godwit (560 roosting on HP islands and 70 roosting on FP), 1 Whimbrel (FP), 7 Redshank (plus other uncounted birds around BBPs), 2 Greenshank (BBPs), 344 Mediterranean Gull (on islands with BHGs), 6520 Black-headed Gull (total count of adults around breeding islands: 1,420 on Crystal, 1,470 on Kingfisher and 3,630 on HP/SP/RP ), 1 Cuckoo, 5 Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Murray Orchard]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 12:15 to 14:15
1 Garganey, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Swallow, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Lesser Whitethroat [Alan Pavey]

Higham Marshes, 11:30 to 12:30, Clear and sunny with light E breeze
1 Black Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 1 Greenshank [Murray Orchard]

Snodland, 11:00 to 12:00, Sunny very mild
3 Mediterranean Gull (+, Over house) [Jeremy Hall]

TR3551, 10:15 to 16:05
3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 7 House Sparrow [Dan Richards]

Cliffe, 10:00 to 13:00, Clear and sunny, warm with light E breeze.Records for various sites away from RSPB reserve.
4 Egyptian Goose (pair with 8 goslings at Westcourt Farm and pair on Alpha Pool), 32 Tufted Duck (Alpha Pool), 15 Great Crested Grebe (Alpha Pool), 2 Buzzard (around Alpha Pool ), 1 Water Rail (calling on Timber Lake ), 2 Avocet (Timber Lake), 2 Common Tern (on Alpha Pool), 1 Cuckoo (singing by Alpha Pool ), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing male on Timber Lake), 4 Reed Warbler (singing males around Timber Lake), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (one singing by Alpha Pool, one singing by Timber Lake), 1 Whitethroat (Timber Lake) [Murray Orchard]

Finberry (Ashford), 08:30 to 10:30, 41 species including:
1 Redshank (new patch record), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 1 Nightingale (Fifth individual), 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat (+), 1 Willow Warbler [Robert Carr]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 08:00 to 08:00
4 Mandarin Duck, 3 Pochard, 4 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo (calling) [Jack Headley]

Marden, 06:50 to 10:00
2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Fieldfare [Alan Pavey]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:30, Dry, mild to warm. Still. HT about 2:30pm
2 Mute Swan, 16 Greylag Goose (+, Including 6 goslings), 2 Egyptian Goose (Flew out at sunrise), 10 Shelduck (+), 2 Gadwall (+), 6 Teal (+), 9 Mallard (+, Including 3 ducklings), 1 Pintail (Female), 5 Shoveler (+), 3 Pheasant (1 Male 2 Female), 3 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron (4 flew over first thing, followed by one on each flood later), 1 Moorhen, 4 Coot (+), 2 Avocet, 2 Lapwing, 100 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel (West Flood), 30 Black-headed Gull (+), 1 Cuckoo (Heard to the West), 2 Skylark, 1 Swallow (Flew over heading West), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Obligingly calling when seen ), 5 Sedge Warbler (+), 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (Heard), 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie (+), 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Chaffinch (2m 2f), 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch (+), 2 Linnet (+), 8 Reed Bunting (+) [John Bunting]

Saturday 20 April 2019

TR2852, 19:30 to 21:00
1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl (Male and female heard not seen), 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer [Dan Richards]

Knole Park, 16:00 to 16:00
2 Wheatear (Golf Course) [James King]

Snodland, 14:20 to 17:30, sunny /very warm
3 Buzzard (displaying and chasing each other), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st calendar year watched circling and soaring overhead with lbbgs for about 15 mins mid afternoon l) [Jeremy Hall]

Elmley (excluding Spitend), 12:00 to 12:10
1 Cuckoo (calling near the schoolhouse.) [Derek Faulkner]

Grove Ferry, 12:00 to 17:00, Sunshine
2 Mute Swan, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher (Nest site in the river bank), 1 Skylark [Peter Dale]

TQ6760, 11:00 to 16:00, Dry, sunny, 19 degrees
1 Sparrowhawk (Male), 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby (came through 12.30 heading East), 2 Mediterranean Gull (flew over N calling) [Trevor Manship]

Conyer, 09:30 to 11:30, hazy sunshine clearing with NE breeze; rising tide
5 Canada Goose, 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 17 Avocet, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Turnstone, 1 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo (brief song only), 1 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail (N), 6 Nightingale, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

New Hythe, 09:15 to 09:30
1 Black Redstart (East of Brooklands lake in paper recycling area.) [Glenn Honey]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 08:20 to 08:30
1 Pied Flycatcher (male) [Chris Hindle]

Pitt's Wood, 08:00 to 16:00, sunny and windless Birds of note seen -
6 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit (flyover), 5 Yellow Wagtail (Singles, flyover), 2 Whitethroat [Warren Baker]

Finberry (Ashford), 07:30 to 09:00
1 Nightingale (4th individual), 7 Fieldfare [Robert Carr]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:15, sunny with a gentle NE breeze. LT 08:15.
4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (W along the Swale), 5 Egyptian Goose (flew from EF circa 05:35), 1 Pintail (female on EF), 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 35 Whimbrel (circa), 1 Greenshank (over), 1 Common Gull (1st summer on EF), 16 Common Tern (fishing along Swale), 2 Cuckoo (in scrub/paddocks, some display - male and female?), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin (W - the only hirundine of the visit), 2 Yellow Wagtail (one on wires, plus one W), 1 Nightingale (singing from W end of scrub/paddocks), 2 Wheatear (males), 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Jay (together), 1 Corn Bunting [Murray Wright]

Friday 19 April 2019

TR0963, 20:15 to 20:25, calm
2 Nightingale (despite habitat loss) [Mike Roser]

Golden Green, 20:00 to 20:45
2 Cuckoo (Heard, distant), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat (along the Medway), 3 Yellowhammer [Martin Garwood]

Tonbridge, 18:00 to 19:00, Horns Lodge Lane, north Tonbridge. 20 deg C, 1/8 cloud, bright, still.
20 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 15 Common Tern (heading NE, and seen over Pitts Wood less than a minute later! ), 3 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch (singing), 1 Bullfinch [Dave De Silva]

Scotney Gravel Pits, 16:20 to 16:30
2 Ringed Plover (Front Sward), 3 Yellow Wagtail (Front Sward) [James King]

Reculver Marshes, 16:00 to 18:00
2 Cuckoo, 3 Short-eared Owl (hunting together over the Oyster Farm), 1 Redstart (female on railway embankment), 17 Corn Bunting [Jim Bloor]

Romney Marsh, 16:00 to 16:00
8 Tree Sparrow (near Cuckoo Corner on Ham Mill Lane between Hamstreet and Snarrgate) [John Neighbour]

Snodland, 15:00 to 16:45, sunny /very warm
15 Mediterranean Gull (small tight flock flew over house towards lakes) [Jeremy Hall]

Walland Marsh, 14:45 to 16:00
3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail (Channel Wagtail (M f flava × flavissima) in field at 'TR048230', N of Caldicott Farm, Caldecot Lane @15:00), 15 Yellow Wagtail (10 Caldecot Lane; 5 Swamp Road), 2 White Wagtail (Caldecot Lane), 1 Corn Bunting (Singing) [James King]

Abbot's Court, 14:00 to 16:40, Sunny and warm
1 Whimbrel (along tide line with 15 Black tailed Godwits and 62 Brent on the river.), 10 Mediterranean Gull (plus in the area and Cetti’s Warbler and Blackcap by the lakes.), 1 Cuckoo (calling from near Jacobs Lane between 3.45- 4.30pm at least.), 2 Wheatear (In paddock on route to sea wall and a Yellow Wagtail.) [Keith Cutting]

Northward Hill, 14:00 to 15:00, Sunny and warm
4 Crane (Flying from Cooling) [Iain Black]

Conyer, 13:30 to 15:15, warm, sunny, NNE breeze; spring tide at slack water and then ebbing; strong skylark and mipit presence again
2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (m&f), 2 Avocet, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Yellowhammer [James Massey]

Herne Bay, 13:30 to 13:35, sunny, bright
5 Buzzard (flying over garden) [Charles Vint]

Wye, 12:00 to 13:00
2 Ring Ouzel (Male & female on downs in the NNR), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat [John Neighbour]

TR1762, 10:50 to 11:00, Warm hazy sunshine, minimal wind
1 Kestrel (Male also photographed over Kemberland slightly earlier) [David Jessop]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 10:45 to 14:00, Entrance Track and
3 Garganey (1m;2f at Dengemarsh), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great White Egret (Christmas Dell Hide), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Snipe, 15 Whimbrel (5 Boulderwall Fields; 10 Entrance Track ), 6 Mediterranean Gull (NW), 1 Cuckoo (Male singing E of Hooker's Pits), 1 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler (Hooker's Pits), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing at Dengemarsh), 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Bearded Tit, 1 Tree Sparrow (Boulderwall Farm) [James King]

Brasted, 09:00 to 10:30
1 Wheatear (Male by Brasted Chart cricket pitch) [David Rumsey]

Dungeness Bird Observatory, 09:00 to 10:00
1 Buzzard (NW), 2 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Black Redstart (1m;2f at Power Station Complex), 3 Stonechat (2 Old Lighthouse; 1 Lifeboat Station), 1 Wheatear (Male at Lifeboat Station) [James King]

Wraik Hill, 09:00 to 09:00
1 Ring Ouzel (male) [Steve Arthur]

Bekesbourne, 08:00 to 12:00
2 Nightingale [Robert Douthwaite]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Mute Swan, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Jay [Richard H Bailey]

Singleton, 08:00 to 08:00
9 Egyptian Goose (Pair still with seven nearly full grown young on lake) [John Neighbour]

Dungeness Bird Observatory, 06:15 to 08:40, Seawatch Hide with MC, AJG, SO, RW; NE 10mph
8 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (E), 22 Teal (E), 10 Shoveler (E), 70 Common Scoter (E), 4 Red-breasted Merganser (E), 1 Red-throated Diver (E), 2 Fulmar (E), 300 Gannet (E), 10 Sanderling (E), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (E), 60 Whimbrel (E), 9 Curlew (E), 1 Great Skua (E), 20 Mediterranean Gull (E), 12 Little Gull (E), 5 Kittiwake (4 E;1 W), 120 Sandwich Tern (E), 70 Common Tern (50 E; 20 at 'The Patch'), 1 Guillemot (W), 6 Swallow (In) [James King]

Finberry (Ashford), 06:00 to 08:15, 41 species including:
2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 3 Nightingale, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler [Robert Carr]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:00, sunny with a light NE breeze. HT circa 13:30.
5 Egyptian Goose (on EF first thing), 1 Pintail (female on EF), 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 50 Whimbrel (circa, incl. 36 in field W of Uplees Copse), 1 Greenshank (over), 2 Sandwich Tern (dropped onto EF briefly), 7 Common Tern (fishing along the Swale), 7 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail (W), 2 Wheatear (males), 7 Reed Warbler (singing), 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Jay, 1 Corn Bunting [Murray Wright]

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