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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.

Monday 19 February 2018

Harty, 14:45 to 14:50
7 Corn Bunting [Derek Faulkner]

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 13:30 to 15:00
3 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe (Now from fishing bay 41), 1 Snipe, 100 Siskin (+), 1 Lesser Redpoll [Jack Headley]

Swale NNR, 13:00 to 14:20
175 White-fronted Goose, 340 Greylag Goose, 17 Barnacle Goose [Derek Faulkner]

Thornden Wood, 11:00 to 13:00, Calm, intermittent fine drizzle
6 Hawfinch (Frequenting the Cherry Plum hedge in Thornden Meadow) [Danny Chesterman]

Sunday 18 February 2018

Conyer, 21:30 to 21:35
1 Barn Owl (hunting from fence posts by the marina) [James Massey]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 16:00 to 17:00, Mild. Pre-roost finch gathering viewed from footpath at 'TR251686' just N of railway crossing.
1 Hen Harrier (Brilliant 3cy male hunting over fields N of Railway Line between Level Crossing and Plum Pudding Equestrian Centre giving prolonged views @16:45), 3 Skylark (+ including 2 singing over field SW of railway crossing), 5 Linnet (Circa. ), 5 Yellowhammer (Circa. pre-roost gathering), 40 Reed Bunting (Circa. with c.50 Chaffinch and C.10 House Sparrow in pre-roost gathering. ), 40 Corn Bunting (+ mostly over W to roost. However, NO SIGN of male Pale Bunting despite extensive looking by 15 observers. ) [James King]

Pegwell Bay, 16:00 to 16:30, Hazy sun, but with a cool breeze, tide going out.
1 Goosander (Good views of a female Goosander fishing in the lake next to the garage.) [Nick Page]

TQ5750, 16:00 to 17:40, Hildenborough, Coldharbour Lane. Mild 8 deg C, still, 5/8 cloud.
50 Pheasant (+ presumably released), 1 Buzzard (+), 1 Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove (singing), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker (+), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Blackbird (4 singing), 11 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush (2 singing), 2 Mistle Thrush (singing), 4 Goldcrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit (singing), 15 Blue Tit, 20 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Magpie, 160 Jackdaw (+), 30 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 15 Goldfinch (+) [Dave De Silva]

Herne Bay, 15:00 to 15:45, Sunny. HT 14:20
2 Purple Sandpiper (Showed well on rocks at Hampton Pier, just W of 'The Hampton Inn' @15:00. Viewed from pier at 'TR1578368238'. ), 5 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit (Showed well on rocks opposite /immediately N of Neptune Car Park. Viewed from sea wall at 'TR1777068489') [James King]

Harrietsham, 14:00 to 15:00
5 Hawfinch (min, favouring tall trees on slope just NE of churchyard) [Simon Tilley]

Leysdown, 14:00 to 15:00, Muswell,- tide high 1430
1100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (only 5 juvs. in flock of 800), 50 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 200 Sanderling [Richard Elvy]

Oare Marshes, 13:30 to 14:30, Sunny. HT 14:20.
25 Shelduck (Circa. ), 7 Pintail (4m,3f), 1 Buzzard (Hunting fields Sheppey side), 150 Golden Plover (Circa. EF ), 80 Knot (Circa. E down Swale), 2 Ruff (EF), 1 Long-billed Dowitcher (Showed well for 20 observers @14:20 associating with Black-Tailed Godwits in SE corner of EF, viewed from footpath between East Hide and Sluice Gates. Record shots obtained. ), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (SE corner of EF flood, some Harty,Sheppey ringed individuals. ), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (With Black Tailed Godwit flock in SE corner of EF flood. ), 7 Common Gull (EF), 20 Meadow Pipit (Circa. flock around paddock S of East Hide/N of Cottages. ), 1 Rock Pipit (Slipway ), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing from vegetation W of Cottages. ), 2 Bearded Tit (+ calling from reeds along SE fringe of EF), 5 Linnet (Circa. ), 5 Reed Bunting (Circa.) [James King]

Burham, 13:00 to 13:30, Bright,rather cold.
100 Fieldfare (Burham marsh (feeding in water meadow)) [Alan Michael Woodcock]

Cliffe Pools, 13:00 to 17:30, Often sunny, increasing cloud, light S breeze. Initially mild but getting colder. WeBS count for RSPB reserve. HT 14.20 Increase in dabbling duck numbers with improved water levels.
320 Greylag Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose (flew S at dusk), 36 Shelduck, 513 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, 342 Teal (mostly on BB4), 66 Mallard, 82 Pintail, 670 Shoveler (yet further increase, with 500+ feeding on FP and 140 feeding on BB1), 12 Pochard, 82 Tufted Duck, 14 Goldeneye (6 drakes), 32 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 206 Coot, 11 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 3 Ringed Plover, 950 Golden Plover (roosting on FP with Lapwing), 106 Grey Plover (roosting on FP with Dunlin), 2000 Lapwing (roosting on islands and around pools.), 360 Dunlin (roosting on FP), 160 Black-tailed Godwit (roosting on RP/HP islands), 73 Redshank (most roosting on Kingfisher Lakes), 2 Greenshank, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler (song heard by BBP viewpoint ) [Murray Orchard]

Conyer, 12:15 to 15:00, W side of creek; mostly sunny; tide in HW 14:18
1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Kingfisher, 4 Skylark (+), 10 Shore Lark (showed well on sea wall, Saxon Shore Way and field through visit), 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Snow Bunting (sea wall) [James Massey]

TR1751, 11:30 to 11:45
1 Nuthatch [Robert Douthwaite]

Capel Fleet, 11:00 to 12:00, sunny,mild, light breeze
2 Whooper Swan, 40 White-fronted Goose, 12 Marsh Harrier, 50 Golden Plover (+, from raptor viewing ramp) [Iain Black]

Bekesbourne, 10:00 to 10:30
1 Yellowhammer (male back on its breeding territory) [Robert Douthwaite]

Conyer, 09:30 to 11:30, Beautiful sunny morning, clear sky and calm initially but S breeze picking up later.
3000 Wigeon (on N shore of Swale at Sharfleet Creek), 135 Avocet (on Swale W of Conyer Creek), 2500 Knot (on Swale mudflats W of Conyer Creek), 64 Black-tailed Godwit (on Swale W of Conyer Creek), 20 Skylark (+ feeding in grass fields), 10 Shore Lark (briefly on sea wall W of Conyer Creek before flying to feed on adjacent short grass meadows. ), 10 Meadow Pipit (+ feeding in grass fields), 2 Snow Bunting (with Shorelarks.), 1 Corn Bunting (feeding in grass fields with Skylarks) [Murray Orchard]

TR1261, 09:00 to 10:30, sunny
1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 50 Wood Pigeon (+), 4 Collared Dove, 3 Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 10 Blackbird, 50 Fieldfare (+), 5 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Jay, 5 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 10 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 3 Bullfinch (2 male) [Kieron McDonnell]

Trenley Park , 08:30 to 10:30, Warm and sunny some cloud no wind
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (A pair), 4 Marsh Tit [Martyn Wilson]

Capel Fleet, 08:00 to 08:00
60 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 3 Whooper Swan (2 ads 1 juv), 80 White-fronted Goose (c100 total including Shellness reserve), 120 Greylag Goose (c400 including Shellness reserve), 12 Marsh Harrier, 8 Buzzard, 2 Merlin, 200 Golden Plover, 1600 Lapwing, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 5 Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, 25 Corn Bunting [Richard Elvy]

Wouldham, 08:00 to 15:00
4 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 27 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Jack Snipe (on west bank at HW), 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Pipit (on western river shore at LW), 1 Grey Wagtail (at sewage works), 1 Raven, 1 Bullfinch [Ian Shepherd]

North Foreland, 07:30 to 10:00
4 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Woodlark (In off sea landing on clifftop. Later S.), 3 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Raven, 1 Reed Bunting [Simon Mount]

Oare Marshes, 07:00 to 09:30, Sunny and calm. LT circa 08:00.
1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Barn Owl (on Sheppey), 1 Little Owl, 10 Bearded Tit (+), 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch (pair) [Murray Wright]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 06:45 to 10:30, Sunny, light breeze.
2 Grey Partridge, 1 Pine Bunting (Male showed briefly at c7:25am in a bush c200 yards east of Chambers Wall crossing. ), 10 Yellowhammer (+), 60 Reed Bunting (+), 60 Corn Bunting (+) [Marc Heath]

Langdon Cliffs, 06:00 to 07:00
4 Grey Partridge, 2 Raven [Mark Kennett]

Saturday 17 February 2018

TQ6760, 18:00 to 19:00, Dry, clear - 4 degrees C - little wind
2 Little Owl (Calling) [Trevor Manship]

Conyer, 16:40 to 16:40
2 Kingfisher (marina) [James Massey]

Tonbridge, 16:25 to 17:35
2 Little Owl (Postern Park oak), 40 Pied Wagtail (heading to the town roost), 20 Fieldfare (going to roost) [Martin Garwood]

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 15:00 to 16:00, Clear skies warm
1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Goldcrest [Roger Amer]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 13:40 to 15:15
7 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Fieldfare, 1 Brambling (Around Feeders near hide), 1 Greenfinch [Jack Headley]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 13:00 to 16:00, Sunny warmish
3 Smew (Male & 2 redheads), 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Merlin (From Dengemarsh hide) [Keith Witham]

Conyer, 11:55 to 13:25, sunny
6 Yellowhammer (fields along tramway) [James Massey]

Dungeness, 11:30 to 12:30, Sunny warmish
1 Glaucous Gull (On the beech gull roost) [Keith Witham]

Bekesbourne, 11:00 to 11:15
1 Woodcock [Robert Douthwaite]

Conyer, 11:00 to 13:00, Sunny, warm, High Tide about 1pm. East side of creek and Swale
600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 10 Teal (+), 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 5 Oystercatcher (+), 20 Avocet (+), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 10 Redshank (+), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 10 Robin (+), 4 Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Rook, 1 Linnet [John Bunting]

Walland Marsh, 11:00 to 11:30
3 Tree Sparrow (probably more) [Keith Witham]

Tudeley Woods, 09:00 to 10:00
3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch [Martin Garwood]

Teynham, 08:50 to 10:50, Sunny, warm, still (Teynham Church)
3 Collared Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 2 Starling, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch (1 male 1 female ), 3 Goldfinch [John Bunting]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 08:30 to 08:40
1 Pine Bunting (male) [Chris Hindle]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 07:30 to 11:30, clear, frosty, cold start with light mist, warming and clearing in sun
1 Mandarin Duck (+), 2 Goldeneye (f), 1 Black-necked Grebe (west pit from footpath), 3 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff [Graham Barker]

North Foreland, 07:15 to 10:30
75 Red-throated Diver (S), 3 Gannet (S), 2 Shag, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 120 Sanderling, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 18 Kittiwake (S), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Raven, 1 Reed Bunting [Simon Mount]

Oare Marshes, 07:00 to 11:30, Sunny and calm. LT circa 07:30.
2 Gadwall (pair), 10 Pintail, 27 Tufted Duck, 3 Marsh Harrier (male and two females), 4 Buzzard (+), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 157 Avocet (roosting at mouth of Faversham creek), 1 Ruff (on EF), 1 Curlew (regular wintering leucistic bird on mud/saltmarsh at Dan's Dock), 2 Greenshank (in Faversham creek), 2 Little Owl (pair), 7 Water Pipit (in flooded field below power lines), 2 Stonechat (pair), 1 Chiffchaff (in car park bushes) [Murray Wright]

Grove Ferry, 06:30 to 11:00, Early fog/mist then sunshine and cloud very light west breeze
74 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 29 Gadwall, 218 Teal, 2300 Cormorant, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 3 Coot, 1 Woodcock, 1 Green Sandpiper, 17 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 27 Meadow Pipit, 16 Water Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Bearded Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 58 Linnet, 8 Reed Bunting [Martyn Wilson]

Friday 16 February 2018

Tonbridge, 16:45 to 17:45, Tanyard farm area towards Medway river. Still, 3/8 cloud, 7 deg C.
2 Egyptian Goose, 10 Mallard (+), 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Herring Gull (+), 1 Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 40 Pied Wagtail (+ heading to roost), 10 Fieldfare (+), 10 Long-tailed Tit (c.), 10 Magpie, 4 Linnet [Dave De Silva]

Swale NNR, 15:00 to 18:00
1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Hooded Crow [Mathew Bournat]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 14:45 to 15:15, Sunny. Water level v. high.
1 Shelduck (1 on Main Res. then flew N over causeway. Also present, good no.s of Pochard, Wigeon, Teal and a few Shoveler. ), 1 Sparrowhawk (Male displaying over Yorks Hill), 5 Buzzard (Over area ) [James King]

Chatham, 14:30 to 17:00, Still, sun setting
1 Barn Owl (Fort Amherst. Flying and landing in ivy on walls before flying off into wooded area behind.) [Stephen Green]

West Brook Valley, 14:00 to 14:00
35 Rook (15 nest in various stages of repair at the rookery) [Chris Hindle]

Reculver, 13:10 to 15:30, Warm and bright.light breeze.
450 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 65 Mallard, 50 Common Scoter (+), 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Gannet, 1 Marsh Harrier, 15 Sanderling (+), 4 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 17 Linnet [Mike Norman]

Bishopstone, 11:55 to 13:10, Sunny, warm Tide in
15 Sanderling (+), 6 Redshank, 10 Turnstone (+), 5 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 3 Great Tit, 4 Carrion Crow [John Bunting]

Grove Ferry, 11:25 to 12:35, Mild, sun, slight breeze.
2 Shelduck, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 110 Lapwing (+), 1 Redshank, 6 Dunnock, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard.), 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 14 Reed Bunting [Mike Norman]

TR0239, 10:30 to 11:00
100 Teal (circa), 8 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull [Robert Carr]

Herne Bay, 09:30 to 11:40, Hampton pier, Tide in, Sunny, about 8C, light breeze
5 Oystercatcher, 20 Sanderling (+), 2 Purple Sandpiper, 10 Redshank (+), 50 Turnstone (+), 20 Black-headed Gull (+), 4 Common Gull, 10 Herring Gull (+), 5 Carrion Crow [John Bunting]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 08:55 to 10:30
1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Smew, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 800 Golden Plover (estimate of flock in flight), 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dartford Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Tree Sparrow [Mark Varley]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Greenfinch [Richard H Bailey]

Wouldham, 08:00 to 09:00
1 Shelduck, 4 Little Grebe, 21 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard (including the exceptionally pale bird last seen in December), 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Pipit (on the river shore), 1 Raven [Ian Shepherd]

Swale NNR, 07:30 to 08:30
80 White-fronted Goose, 120 Greylag Goose, 17 Barnacle Goose [Derek Faulkner]

Thursday 15 February 2018

Stodmarsh, 16:00 to 18:00
28 Mute Swan, 8 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail 17:20 into roost), 44 Lapwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Treecreeper [Russ Blackman]

Cliffe Pools, 15:30 to 17:30, 2-4/8 cloud, cold, W 3 wind. Quick look at RSPB reserve - large numbers of Lapwing not counted, some Golden Plover present.
625 Wigeon (HP), 16 Pintail, 520 Shoveler (noticeable increase in numbers since last month. Largest number on FP (360) including two large feeding flocks of c150), 13 Goldeneye (inc 3 drakes. Largest gathering - 7 on SP), 1 Mediterranean Gull [Murray Orchard]

Knole Park, 14:10 to 15:30
4 Mallard (2m, 2f on golf course ponds ), 3 Buzzard (Over S end nr St Julian's Rd ), 1 Kestrel (Fem. hovering over Golf Course Valley; caught mouse then perched in nearby trees), 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 35 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush [James King]

TQ9753, 14:00 to 16:00
8 Buzzard (Displaying for 2hrs over suitable breeding habitat) [Stephen Wood]

Lower Halstow, 13:20 to 14:45, Dry & bright; SW wind force 4 with frequent stronger gusts & a high of 9-10C. High tide starting to ebb by the time I left the sea wall.
200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 250 Shelduck (+), 70 Wigeon (+), 100 Teal (+), 35 Pintail (+), 25 Shoveler (+), 1 Goldeneye (adult drake), 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 30 Grey Plover (+), 200 Dunlin (+), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 15 Turnstone [Derek Tutt]

Conyer, 13:15 to 15:30, W side of creek; mostly sunny; ebb tide
200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Skylark, 10 Shore Lark (birds landed sea wall between creek mouth and Outfall; flighty but stayed for approx 30 mins), 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat (male), 2 Snow Bunting [James Massey]

Gillingham, 13:00 to 14:05, Bright some sun.
25 Common Gull (+), 50 Wood Pigeon (+), 1 Green Woodpecker, 11 Robin, 45 Redwing (circa), 9 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 17 Magpie (Great .Lines and Fort Amherst.) [Mike Norman]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
6 Gadwall, 9 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 15 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Skylark, 4 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 200 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 14 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting [Richard H Bailey]

Reculver Marshes, 08:00 to 09:45
20 Shelduck, 1 Pochard, 3 Grey Partridge, 1 Stonechat, 4 Snow Bunting [Chris Hindle]

Wednesday 14 February 2018

TR0956, 13:15 to 13:15
1 Red Kite (Drifting SW over edge of Hunstead Wood (per John Harling)) [Tim Flisher]

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 13:10 to 14:30, Did not cover the whole reserve
2 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Common Gull (+) [Jack Headley]

TQ9752, 12:30 to 13:00
2 Red Kite [Stephen Wood]

TQ9752, 11:00 to 12:00, Light cloud ,windy
13 Red Kite (Seen with B Ryan in the valley on the ground sparring with a Common Buzzard. Over some ‘prey’ we think ? Buzzard flew off ,later the 2 Red kites were gluiding up the valley and joined by a third Red kite .) [Terry Ryan]

TQ9752, 11:00 to 12:00, Light cloud ,windy
13 Red Kite (Seen with B Ryan in the valley on the ground sparring with a Common Buzzard. Over some ‘prey’ we think ? Buzzard flew off ,later the 2 Red kites were gluiding up the valley and joined by a third Red kite .) [Terry Ryan]

TQ9752, 11:00 to 12:00, Light cloud windy
3 Red Kite (Earlier entry should read 3 Red kites ) [Terry Ryan]

TQ9752, 11:00 to 12:00, Light cloud windy
3 Red Kite (Earlier entry should read 3 Red kites ) [Terry Ryan]

Cliffe Pools, 10:30 to 10:35, sunny cool
300 Golden Plover (+, all counts and sightings from flamingo pool, only estimates as flock flushed as I counted.), 400 Lapwing (+), 1 Greenshank [Jeremy Hall]

Herne Bay, 10:30 to 10:45, Rising tide; S blustery; 5 deg C
2 Purple Sandpiper (Hampton -foreshore rocks) [Mike Roser]

Burham, 09:45 to 10:50, Overcast but dry. Strng easterly wind and high tide
2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 65 Canada Goose, 9 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 8 Black-headed Gull, 20 Wood Pigeon (+), 5 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 11 Blackbird, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 9 Magpie, 13 Jackdaw, 11 Carrion Crow, 22 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting [Bill Stoneham]

Oare Marshes, 09:30 to 13:30
1 Rock Pipit (on saltmarsh near sluice) [Barry Chambers]

Higham Bight, 09:00 to 10:00, sunny cool
1 Egyptian Goose (on marshes), 300 Teal (+, on bight), 2 Black-necked Grebe (together on alpha pool), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (+, on bight) [Jeremy Hall]

Oare Marshes, 07:00 to 11:00, A sunny start but clouding over with a strengthening S wind. HT circa 12:00.
3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit (on EF), 1 Little Owl (calling), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 5 Water Pipit (at least with Meadow Pipits in flooded field south of power lines), 3 Stonechat, 3 Long-tailed Tit [Murray Wright]

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