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Kent Ornithological Society Bird News

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.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Swanscombe, 15:00 to 17:00, very HT, humid, overcast and drizzle
1 Yellow-legged Gull (ad at Broadness Pt), 7 Common Tern, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow [Peter Beckenham]

Paddock Wood, 09:50 to 09:50, Overcast
1 Hobby (over the Hop Farm.) [Keith Cutting]

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Isle of Sheppey, 10:30 to 10:45, Cloudy and dry
2 Hobby (A pair sitting together on fence by Capel fleet ) [Stephen Lea]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 09:15 to 12:30, overcast, drizzly, cool but warming. sun late on.
2 Mandarin Duck (f), 1 Common Tern [Graham Barker]

Swale NNR, 08:00 to 09:00
1 Spoonbill [Derek Faulkner]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
4 Little Grebe (1 Adult, 3 young), 2 Black Redstart (One adult, 1juvenile), 2 Whitethroat, 4 Linnet [Derek Smith]

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Conyer, 22:10 to 22:15, Large moon
1 Barn Owl (Hunting near Swale Marina) [James Massey]

King's Wood (Challock), 20:30 to 22:30, Warm and clear
1 Nightjar (+, At least one bird flying and more than one churring), 2 Tree Pipit (Several singing) [Andrew Lapworth]

TR2861, 13:30 to 13:35, Sunny and dry
2 Turtle Dove (A pair mating on telegraph wires ) [Stephen Lea]

Sandwich, 10:00 to 10:05, Sunny and dry
1 Turtle Dove (Purring by river stour East of sandwich ) [Stephen Lea]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 09:00 to 11:00, Sunny morning
2 Green Sandpiper (on the North lake) [Alan Ford]

TR2963, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo (Still singing) [Stephen Lea]

Barming, 07:00 to 07:00
1 Hobby (Over South St playing fields & then towards Barming Bridge) [Adam Whitehouse]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Little Grebe, 6 Fulmar, 20 House Martin, 5 Rock Pipit, 3 Wren, 4 Black Redstart, 6 Stonechat, 6 Blackbird, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Great Tit, 5 Magpie, 2 Goldfinch [Derek Smith]

Monday 20 June 2016

King's Wood (Challock), 20:45 to 22:15, Warm and increasingly overcast
1 Nightjar (Churring from 21:45 and in flight), 3 Tree Pipit (Several birds singing) [Andrew Lapworth]

Cliffe Pools, 19:00 to 21:00
2 Mute Swan (+ 7 cygnets ), 5 Greylag Goose, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 80 Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover, 12 Redshank, 7 Common Tern, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 18 Whitethroat, 10 Goldfinch, 9 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting [Neil Samuell]

Stonar Lake, 19:00 to 20:00
2 Barn Owl (breeding pair hunting along riverbank then returning to same nest site as last year) [Jason Brady]

TQ7061, 16:45 to 16:50, cloudy/showers
1 Mediterranean Gull (full summer plum adult feeding with bh gulls on freshly cut grass in Neville park) [Jeremy Hall]

Allhallows, 12:10 to 12:15, Wet!
2 Grey Partridge (in paddock adjoining Chimnies Residential Home before flying to field of broad beans.) [Keith Cutting]

Sunday 19 June 2016

Dargate, 11:00 to 12:00, Victory Wood - Sunny spells, 20C
1 Buzzard, 20 Skylark, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat [Ben Tavener]

Elmley NNR, 09:35 to 15:15, Fine and bright rising tide
14 Marsh Harrier, 11 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 146 Avocet (+), 65 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit (Southfleet hide.), 4 Spotted Redshank (Southfleet hide.), 60 Redshank (+), 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo (Southfleet Hide.), 8 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 11 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting (On fence beyond mound.) [Mike Norman]

Grove Ferry, 04:30 to 08:30
51 Greylag Goose, 38 Shoveler (plus the female Cinnamon Teal (paired to a Shoveler) now has 6 ducklings), 1 Pochard (drake), 1 Little Bittern (barking in the reeds east of Lampen Wall south of tower hide at 06.20 and also heard distantly from Marsh hide 07.00-07.15. Possibly been present 3 weeks!), 2 Grey Heron, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern, 4 Turtle Dove, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl [Martyn Wilson]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Skylark, 12 House Martin, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Black Redstart (Carrying food), 4 Stonechat, 3 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff [Derek Smith]

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