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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.

Friday 29 May 2015

Reculver Marshes, 08:00 to 10:00
1 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 111 Swift (flying W) [Chris Hindle]

Thursday 28 May 2015

Sittingbourne, 15:30 to 18:10
3 Turtle Dove (Three seen around paddocks near Eyehorn Hatch Cottages, Borden.) [Patrick Worsley]

TQ6349, 15:00 to 15:15
1 Grey Wagtail (Not Warren's patch!), 1 Spotted Flycatcher [Mike Puxley]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Kingfisher, 2 House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler [Richard H Bailey]

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Elmley (excluding Spitend), 10:00 to 10:15, Warm and sunny .
2 Egyptian Goose (First large pool on left from entrance .) [Mike Norman]

Elmley (Spitend) - formerly RSPB, 10:00 to 16:00, Dry, warm and bright.
25 Shelduck (circa), 11 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 17 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Grebe, 7 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 30 Oystercatcher, 100 Avocet (circa), 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Tern, 50 Swift (+), 10 Swallow, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 8 Bearded Tit (circa), 20 Reed Bunting (+ Good numbers of breeding Redshank and Lapwing around the Reserve.) [Mike Norman]

Bedlam's Bottom , 09:40 to 09:55, Bight and warm ebbing tide.
50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (circa), 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Buzzard, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo (Also one Red Kite over Lower Halstow cricket field at 09.30am.) [Mike Norman]

Conyer, 09:15 to 12:05, Dry & warm
1 Hobby, 2 Turtle Dove (Heard purring & seen), 1 Cuckoo, 2 Nightingale (Seen & heard), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Both heard & seen) [Sue Carter]

Grove Ferry, 08:00 to 11:30, very warm,sunny
6 Spoonbill [Bryan East]

Cliffe Pools, 07:00 to 12:00, sunny cool wind
2 Egyptian Goose (in field behind radar pool), 12 Black-tailed Godwit (in pool by second viewing mould), 3 Cuckoo (2 calling males), 5 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males) [Jeremy Hall]

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Stodmarsh, 15:00 to 16:00
1 Great White Egret (roosting in cormorant tree) [Chris Hindle]

Boughton Monchelsea, 12:25 to 12:30, Warm and sunny
1 Cuckoo (Heard at the eastern end of The Quarries - first for this year.) [Bill Stoneham]

Chainhurst, 08:00 to 09:00, Fine some cloud but dry
1 Turtle Dove (Heard purring) [David Errey]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Long-tailed Tit [Richard H Bailey]

Monday 25 May 2015

Seasalter, 19:00 to 19:40, cold NW, winter coat back on!
23 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 13 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 House Martin (this morning) [Mike Gould]

Oare Marshes, 14:00 to 15:00
1 Cuckoo, 4 Yellow Wagtail [Nigel Mccarley]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 11:30 to 14:00, cloudy but dry
1 Buzzard (flying over), 1 Osprey (sitting in dead tree by the heron roost), 1 Kestrel (hovering above nature trail) [Robert Wyllie]

Boughton Monchelsea, 10:20 to 11:00
1 Osprey (Drifting high SE), 3 Mediterranean Gull (South) [Alan Pavey]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 09:15 to 17:00
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 14 Hobby, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Sanderling (On Burroughs Islands for 2 mins), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Tern (appears birds have all but deserted reserve!), 2 Cuckoo, 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Mike Puxley]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Grey Heron, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10 House Martin, 4 Wren, 4 Robin, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Long-tailed Tit (3young), 10 House Sparrow (5young), 1 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting [Richard H Bailey]

Tonbridge, 06:50 to 10:20, Tanyards farm along Medway to Eldridge Lock. Cool, patchy sunshine, light northerly breeze.
1 Mandarin Duck (reported by Eldridge lock by another birder), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (+), 2 Kestrel, 2 Turtle Dove (+), 2 Cuckoo (+, Two birds calling), 20 Swift (circa), 3 Green Woodpecker, 5 Skylark, 20 Swallow (circa), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler (+), 9 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer (+) [Dave De Silva]

Stodmarsh, 03:15 to 11:00
2 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great White Egret, 6 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 12 Hobby, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults over reedbed hide), 4 Common Tern, 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nightingale, 1 Blackbird (the pied blackbird still present in the vilage), 6 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 1 House Sparrow (a partially leucistic (w hite primaries on both wings aand white tail, except central feather) still present in Stodmarsh village.) [Martyn Wilson]

Sunday 24 May 2015

Doddington, 13:00 to 13:30
1 Hobby [Nigel Mccarley]

Seasalter, 08:00 to 10:00
6 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 71 Black-tailed Godwit (on mud), 4 Turnstone, 4 Stonechat (juvs present) [Mike Gould]

Oare Marshes, 05:20 to 10:45, Sunny spells and a light SSW breeze. Temp 17C.
4 Mute Swan (pair on East flood with six cygnets and two goslings; pair on West flood with six cygnets), 1 Wigeon (drake on West flood), 2 Pintail (pair on East flood), 3 Shoveler (pair on East flood and drake on West flood), 10 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard (over), 4 Knot (with Blackwits on East flood), 567 Black-tailed Godwit (on East flood), 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo (male), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (female), 1 Nightingale (singing), 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Cetti's Warbler (singing males), 1 Blackcap (male) [Murray Wright]

Shuart Farm, 05:00 to 08:00
1 Quail, 1 Grasshopper Warbler [Chris Hindle]

Stodmarsh, 04:00 to 12:00
1 Egyptian Goose, 4 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 16 Hobby, 12 Common Tern, 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 27 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Garden Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (females) [Martyn Wilson]

Saturday 23 May 2015

Bedlam's Bottom , 18:30 to 18:35, Cold with some sun
2 Turtle Dove (On road buy riding stables.) [Mike Norman]

Tonbridge, 16:30 to 17:30, Along the River Medway from Hartlake Bridge
2 Turtle Dove (+), 1 Nightingale, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer [John Reeves]

Reculver, 14:00 to 15:00
4 Turtle Dove [Chris Hindle]

South Swale LNR, 11:30 to 13:15, overcast, cold, n.e breeze
1 Great White Egret (flew north over swale), 6 Common Tern (feeding off castle coot), 34 Swallow (small groups flying west) [David Hale]

Elmley (Spitend) - formerly RSPB, 09:30 to 18:15, Overcast start some sun later.
75 Shelduck (circa), 12 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 20 Shoveler (circa), 19 Pochard, 45 Tufted Duck (circa), 11 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Marsh Harrier, 8 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 76 Oystercatcher, 80 Avocet (circa), 6 Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Redshank (circa), 14 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 36 Herring Gull, 14 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 150 Swift (circa), 50 Swallow (circa), 30 House Martin (circa), 10 Yellow Wagtail (circa), 2 Stonechat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 8 Reed Bunting [Mike Norman]

TR0455, 08:00 to 09:00, Perry Wood, overcast
1 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (pair) [Steve Arthur]

Cliffe Pools, 07:45 to 11:00
1 Hobby, 33 Avocet (33 chicks counted round the perimeter of Flamingo Pool), 11 Mediterranean Gull (flyover groups of 2,3 and 6), 6 Cuckoo (including one group of 3), 6 Nightingale, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat [Russell Brockett]

Oare Marshes, 05:20 to 10:45, Cloudy with a freshening W-NE breeze. Temp 15-12C.
2 Mute Swan (pair on East flood with two cygnets and two goslings!), 1 Wigeon (drake on West flood), 2 Pintail (pair on East flood still - female with broken wing), 2 Shoveler (pair on East flood), 1 Great Crested Grebe (on East flood), 14 Avocet (on East flood), 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+ on East flood), 5 Sandwich Tern (flew W along Swale), 1 Little Tern (on the Swale), 1 Turtle Dove ('purring'), 1 Cuckoo (singing), 1 Nightingale (singing), 2 Wheatear [Murray Wright]

Stodmarsh, 04:15 to 12:30
1 Pochard (drake), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great White Egret (at reed bed hide at 4.50 am and west past marsh hide at 7.10am), 6 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 2 Water Rail, 1 Wood Sandpiper (at reed bed hide at 10.15 for 5 minutes), 11 Common Tern, 5 Cuckoo (3 together at marsh hide), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Cetti's Warbler [Martyn Wilson]

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