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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 24 April 2018

Grove Ferry, 18:45 to 19:50, Overcast brisk SW
5 Greylag Goose, 1 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 1 Garganey, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 2 Sand Martin [Barry Woolhouse]

Furnace Pond, 17:00 to 18:05
2 Mandarin Duck (a pair), 2 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (a pair), 3 Moorhen, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 5 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (singing male), 1 Goldcrest, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Jay, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch [Stephen Mills]

Northward Hill, 15:45 to 17:00, Overcast and Windy
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Owl (old tin shed on road to cooling from reserve), 10 House Martin (+, mixed group with swallows) [Geraild Roe]

Riverside Country Park, 12:30 to 12:50, Light breeze, overcast, dry
1 Nightingale (Eastcote Meadow, heard only), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Eastcourt), 2 Whitethroat (Eastcote, heard) [Dave Hale]

TQ7061, 12:00 to 12:00, cloudy mild
1 Nightingale (singing in scrub at bottom of sandy lane) [Jeremy Hall]

Conyer, 10:30 to 13:00, mostly cloudy but brighter later; ebb tide disappearing
2 Mute Swan (nesting pair), 2 Canada Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe (plus dead bird in marina), 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (male), 4 Oystercatcher (+), 3 Lapwing, 5 Whimbrel, 8 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper (together), 3 Turnstone, 1 Cuckoo (brief and distant call heard from W of marina perimeter), 1 Little Owl, 7 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail (pair), 2 Wren, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Cliffe Pools, 10:00 to 15:00, Overcast and Windy
200 Avocet (+), 4 Dunlin (flamingo pool), 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+, On Thames on opposite bank), 4 Whimbrel ( small pool field opposite site of coastguards cottages), 2 Greenshank, 6 Nightingale (Singing) [Geraild Roe]

Seasalter, 10:00 to 12:00, Light cloud
2 Little Tern (Located 2 Little Terns on shell bank 500 mtrs out from shore east of south swale,both flew west up swale ,(ob with B Ryan.), 3 Wheatear, 20 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting [Terry Ryan]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 09:15 to 12:15, cloudy but brightening, cool to warm
2 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Sand Martin (+), 8 Swallow (+), 1 Swallow, 6 Nightingale, 3 Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat [Graham Barker]

Stodmarsh, 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudy to start,brighter later,SW.
1 Garganey (Male,From ramp ), 1 Great White Egret, 1 Black Kite (flew SE (10:00) photo.), 6 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Swift, 1 Nightingale [Alan Michael Woodcock]

TR1762, 09:00 to 09:30, Overcast bright dry
1 Ring Ouzel (In field (photo at distance)), 2 Mistle Thrush (Regular pair) [Christopher Clifford]

Whitstable, 08:00 to 08:10, High tide
1 Common Sandpiper (With turnstone roost), 140 Turnstone (High tide roost) [Brian Watmough]

Seaton Gravel Pits, 07:30 to 08:15, cloudy, light SW breeze
2 Cuckoo (calling Ms), 2 Swift, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Treecreeper (singing) [Tony Swandale]

Preston Court, 07:15 to 07:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Corn Bunting (singing) [Tony Swandale]

Oare Marshes, 05:15 to 10:45, cloudy with a SW breeze and feeling cooler. HT circa 07:50. 1 RED KITE flew S at 08:45. 2 LITTLE TERNS along the Swale.
6 Avocet (on EF), 202 Black-tailed Godwit (roosting on EF), 30 Whimbrel (along Swale from Watch House to Uplees copse), 2 Sandwich Tern (along the Swale), 6 Common Tern (along the Swale), 2 Cuckoo (males at Uplees copse and in scrub W of cottages), 1 Short-eared Owl (on saltmarsh W of slipway at 07:30 then drifted W mobbed by Crows), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Nightingale (singing - audible from rear of West Hide), 2 Wheatear (female near Dan's Dock and male in field near cottages), 2 Blackcap (singing), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Corn Bunting (singing from W perimeter fence at Uplees copse) [Murray Wright]

Monday 23 April 2018

Fagg's Wood, 19:45 to 20:10, Cool and breezy
1 Tawny Owl, 3 Wren, 3 Nightingale (maybe 4), 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Jay [Andrew Lapworth]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 18:10 to 20:10
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 8 Mandarin Duck, 6 Lapwing, 4 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo (Calling), 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Jack Headley]

Oare Marshes, 18:00 to 18:15, Sunny, light S'ly breeze, rising tide
2 Common Sandpiper (Oare Creek) [Damon Smith]

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 17:00 to 19:00, Sunny, windy
3 Swift (Far end of East Lake over gasometers.), 1 Garden Warbler (Path between West lake and River Darent just beyond bridge where R.Darent flows from West lake.) [Linturn Hopkins]

Gillingham, 14:40 to 14:45, Overcast some sun
1 Swift (First of the year over our garden flying West.), 1 Grey Wagtail (Over.) [Mike Norman]

Conyer, 14:30 to 16:00, mostly cloudy and breezy; rising tide
2 Gadwall, 1 Marsh Harrier, 23 Avocet, 1 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 1 Little Owl, 11 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail [James Massey]

Stodmarsh, 10:15 to 14:15, warm; SW breeze; cloud 6/8
1 Hobby, 7 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 20 Swift ((plus)), 40 Sand Martin ((plus)), 8 House Martin ((plus)), 1 Nightingale, 2 Wheatear, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler ((obs with Dave Perrin)) [Mike Roser]

Conyer, 09:45 to 12:30, cloudy with occasional sunny spells; strong WSW breeze; not heard Cuckoo since Sat morning
25 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper (together), 2 Swift (W), 7 Swallow (W), 6 Nightingale (singing males), 2 Wheatear (pair still present TQ9865), 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 9 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting (singing male) [James Massey]

Chartham, 09:30 to 11:00
8 Buzzard, 119 Herring Gull (generally in area), 10 Swift (west), 5 Sand Martin (west), 3 Swallow (west), 31 House Martin (west), 6 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff [Chris Powell]

Elmley NNR, 09:30 to 12:00
1 Grey Heron, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Corn Bunting [Brian Watmough]

Elmley NNR, 09:30 to 12:00
1 Grey Heron, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Corn Bunting [Brian Watmough]

Elmley NNR, 09:30 to 12:00
1 Grey Heron, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Corn Bunting [Brian Watmough]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff [Richard H Bailey]

East Malling, 08:00 to 12:30
1 Sparrowhawk (Male), 1 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 1 White Wagtail (Per Mike Puxley), 6 Wheatear (Combined count from paddocks East of village), 2 Mistle Thrush [Adam Whitehouse]

Oare Marshes, 07:30 to 09:30, sun; cloud 4/8; fresh SW; 9deg
80 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 5 Whimbrel (foreshore), 2 Common Tern (E flood), 1 Cuckoo (W flood scrub), 2 Swift (high W), 1 Yellow Wagtail (male E side), 3 Sedge Warbler (E dykes (obs with Dave Perrin)) [Mike Roser]

Reculver Marshes, 07:00 to 09:30
99 Sanderling, 14 Turnstone, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Swift (flying W), 2 Wheatear, 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling), 111 Linnet (flying W) [Chris Hindle]

Oare Marshes, 06:10 to 10:25, Sun, light cloud. Tide in on arrival. Light breeze.
4 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag Goose, 5 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 9 Mallard, 3 Shoveler (2 Male 1 Female), 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 175 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 2 Whimbrel, 2 Redshank, 30 Black-headed Gull (+), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 4 Common Tern, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Cuckoo (heard south of west flood), 3 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Dunnock, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard ), 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch (Males), 2 Greenfinch (Male and female), 4 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting [John Bunting]

Sunday 22 April 2018

Tonbridge, 18:00 to 20:50, Tanyard Farm area off A26 towards River Medway and Eldridge Lock. 5/8 cloud, 19 deg C, Wf2. With Martin Garwood
8 Mallard (+), 8 Pheasant (+ 4 calling), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull (w), 20 Herring Gull (+), 40 Wood Pigeon, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Wren (9 singing), 4 Dunnock (singing), 4 Robin, 1 Nightingale (singing), 10 Blackbird (+), 6 Song Thrush (+), 1 Grasshopper Warbler (singing approx 200m downstream from Eldridge lock.), 3 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat (4 singing), 3 Whitethroat (singing), 6 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Willow Warbler (singing), 2 Long-tailed Tit (+), 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 10 Magpie, 15 Starling, 5 Chaffinch, 7 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 11 Yellowhammer (3 singing) [Dave De Silva]

Grove Ferry, 16:00 to 17:05, sunny and warm SW2
2 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 1 Garganey (M from ramp), 2 Shoveler, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank (flying around Feast hide), 2 Common Tern (Ramp), 1 Nightingale, 3 Sedge Warbler [Richard Collins]

Furnace Pond, 14:30 to 15:40
1 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 1 Nightingale, 2 Marsh Tit [Stephen Mills]

Conyer, 13:00 to 15:00, Warm and sunny, very breezy from SW; tide out and starting to rise
11 Mute Swan (inc group of seven imm birds on Swale), 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant (struggling to consume large eel), 3 Grey Heron (together), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel (female), 29 Avocet, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Turnstone, 1 Little Owl, 15 Skylark (circa), 8 Swallow (all W), 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Linnet (+), 1 Reed Bunting (male) [James Massey]

Leybourne/New Hythe, 11:00 to 11:30
5 Nightingale, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff [Mike Easterbrook]

Dargate, 10:00 to 10:00, v warm for April
2 Grasshopper Warbler (on the hill at southern end of Victory Wood), 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Steve Arthur]

Sandwich Bay, 10:00 to 12:00
1 Red-rumped Swallow (in field behind scrape with two House Martin) [John Carnell]

Gillingham, 09:45 to 10:00
1 Buzzard (Flying over house) [Kevin Guttridge]

East Malling, 08:15 to 14:45
1 Pheasant, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear (M&F Paris Farm Paddocks), 1 Mistle Thrush, 8 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer [Mike Puxley]

Reculver Marshes, 08:00 to 09:45
3 Whimbrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler [Chris Hindle]

TQ7647, 08:00 to 10:30, Dry sunny
3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel (Flew east), 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Reeling), 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Alan Pavey]

Grain Country Park, 07:30 to 08:30
3 Cuckoo, 1 Nightingale, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat [Kevin Guttridge]

Harty, 07:30 to 07:40
10 Corn Bunting (Near RVM) [Derek Faulkner]

Kenardington, 07:15 to 08:45, Bright, warm.
2 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo (1 calling ,on and off for about an hour.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (a pair.), 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (both singing.), 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chaffinch (pair at nest.), 4 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet (+), 1 Bullfinch (1 "singing "), 1 Reed Bunting (male) [Allan Ward]

Furnace Pond, 06:30 to 07:30
1 Mandarin Duck (drake), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 2 Cuckoo (male and female), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch [Stephen Mills]

Hayesden, 06:00 to 09:00
1 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroat [Martin Garwood]

Swale NNR, 06:00 to 06:30
1 Cuckoo [Derek Faulkner]

Saturday 21 April 2018

Boughton Monchelsea, 21:35 to 21:45, warm, dry with little wind
1 Tawny Owl (Calling loudly in The Quarries area) [Bill Stoneham]

Furnace Pond, 20:15 to 20:30
2 Mandarin Duck (drakes), 1 Nightingale [Stephen Mills]

Faversham, 17:45 to 18:30, Abbey Fields, lakes nr solar farm
2 Mute Swan, 2 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Swallow, 1 Nightingale, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting [Steve Arthur]

Canterbury, 16:50 to 17:00, warm & sunny
4 Swift (calling) [Tony Swandale]

TQ9865, 15:00 to 15:00, sunny and warm with E breeze; rising tide
2 Wheatear (pair) [James Massey]

Minnis Bay, 13:20 to 14:45
2 Sanderling (Both in Summer plumage), 7 Sandwich Tern [Jack Headley]

Kearsney, 12:50 to 13:00, Sunny slight E
6 Buzzard [Barry Woolhouse]

Gillingham, 12:15 to 13:00, Warm and bright.
1 Kestrel, 25 Wood Pigeon (+), 8 Wren, 3 Robin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch (Fort Amherst woods and Great Lines .(no sign of R/kites seen earlier)) [Mike Norman]

High Halstow, 11:00 to 11:00, Hot & Sunny
1 Osprey (from RSPB seating area. circled low overhead mobbed by gulls ), 1 Cuckoo [Iain Black]

Leysdown, 09:15 to 10:15
1 Ring Ouzel (Male.) [Gavin Coultrip]

Snodland, 09:10 to 09:10, sunny very warm
1 Common Sandpiper (flewacross river towards Burham court marshes) [Jeremy Hall]

Conyer, 09:00 to 11:30, sunny with cool E breeze; tide out
3 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Owl, 10 Skylark (+), 2 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Linnet (+), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 09:00 to 17:00
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Garganey (Dengemarsh Hide), 1 Great White Egret (Dengemarsh), 1 Avocet (ARC - south end), 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 8 Whimbrel (Entrance track/ Boulderwall fields), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Over Dengemarsh), 2 Common Tern (Burrowes), 4 Cuckoo, 2 Swallow, 2 Wheatear (Dengemarsh gully), 3 Blackcap (Willow Trail), 3 Lesser Whitethroat [Mike Puxley]

St Margaret's, 09:00 to 11:00
1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) [John Neighbour]

Barming, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Pintail (Drake on River Medway between East Farleigh & Barming Bridges, photographed) [Adam Whitehouse]

Milton Regis, 08:00 to 11:00
6 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 5 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Nightingale, 1 Wheatear, 4 Lesser Whitethroat [Dan Oates]

Reculver Marshes, 08:00 to 10:00
24 Turnstone, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling at Coldharbour), 1 Brambling [Chris Hindle]

TQ7647, 08:00 to 11:30, Dry sunny
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Mandarin Duck, 14 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Whitethroat [Alan Pavey]

Tonbridge, 07:50 to 08:50, River Medway Eldridge Lock area. Still, cloudless, 14 deg C.
1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker (+), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (+), 2 Skylark (singing), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Nightingale, 4 Blackcap (singing), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 4 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Nuthatch (calling), 3 Yellowhammer ( + 1 singing), 2 Reed Bunting (+ 1 singing) [Dave De Silva]

Furnace Pond, 07:00 to 09:10
3 Canada Goose, 3 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 3 Cuckoo (2 males and a female), 2 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Nightingale (Singing on Shirrenden side), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat (1 in Kirkins,2 near pumping station and 1 at southern end of lake), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Linnet [Stephen Mills]

Warden Point, 05:50 to 09:00
2 Fulmar, 6 Wheatear (4 males & 2 females.), 3 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest [Gavin Coultrip]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 05:35 to 08:30, cool but warming,sunny
1 Mandarin Duck, 2 Cuckoo, 5 Nightingale, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat [Graham Barker]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:45, early mist burning off then sunny but hazy with an E breeze. HT circa 04:45. 5 RED KITES flew W 10:20-11:00.
1 Egyptian Goose (on EF seen by Trevor Hatton), 4 Pochard (on EF), 4 Buzzard, 119 Black-tailed Godwit (on EF), 6 Whimbrel (+), 1 Greenshank (heard), 2 Turnstone, 10 Mediterranean Gull (+ over), 4 Common Tern (along the Swale), 1 Cuckoo (male singing from wires over scrub/paddocks), 4 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (on wires along road), 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 5 Reed Warbler (+), 3 Blackcap (singing), 4 Whitethroat (+), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 10 Bearded Tit (+), 2 Jay [Murray Wright]

Friday 20 April 2018

Tonbridge, 20:00 to 20:45
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Owl, 1 Nightingale, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting (all records from River Medway towards Hartlake Bridge) [Martin Garwood]

Chislet Marshes, 14:00 to 14:10
3 Wheatear [Chris Hindle]

Knole Park, 11:00 to 11:00, Knole Woods
7 Blackcap (Singing), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing) [James King]

Conyer, 09:00 to 12:30, sunny, clear and hot with gentle W breeze; tide out; usual high numbers of Med & BH gull on Fowley Island plus Black-tailed Godwit flock roosting again on foreshore; 2 orange tips
5 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 15 Avocet, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo (seen and heard although only a few very brief calls over morning), 3 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Nightingale (singing males), 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap (+), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 3 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Reculver Marshes, 07:45 to 09:30
1 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling at Coldharbour), 11 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler [Chris Hindle]

Pitt's Wood, 07:30 to 15:00, Clear, sunny, warm and still. Birds seen today -
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Cuckoo ( ( later in the day 19:20hrs)), 1 Short-eared Owl (first for patch), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (First of year), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch [Warren Baker]

North Foreland, 06:00 to 09:00, Foreness birders totals
9 Common Scoter (N), 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart, 14 Wheatear, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Singing), 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Brambling [Simon Mount]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 10:30, warm and sunny with a light WNW breeze. LT circa 10:20.
10 Gadwall (on EF), 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Avocet (on EF), 1 Dunlin, 105 Black-tailed Godwit (on EF), 13 Whimbrel (including a group of six flying S), 1 Greenshank (in Faversham creek), 10 Mediterranean Gull (+ over), 2 Sandwich Tern (on the Swale), 3 Common Tern (on the Swale), 1 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Redwing, 12 Sedge Warbler (+ singing), 4 Reed Warbler (singing), 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff [Murray Wright]

Thursday 19 April 2018

Conyer, 19:45 to 20:30
1 Marsh Harrier (male), 2 Little Owl [James Massey]

Furnace Pond, 16:00 to 18:00
1 Mandarin Duck (a drake), 5 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper [Stephen Mills]

Grove Ferry, 15:30 to 17:00, warm & sunny
1 Great White Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Tony Swandale]

Cliffe Pools, 10:15 to 14:45, warm, sunny, rising tide
80 Avocet, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel (on foreshore), 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler (near Pinnacle viewpoint), 5 Whitethroat (at least) [John Mclaughlin]

Oare Marshes, 10:00 to 14:30, sunny, tide out
4 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Goose, 32 Shelduck, 7 Gadwall (minimum), 11 Teal (minimum), 8 Mallard (female with 7 downy youngs), 7 Shoveler (6 male, 1 female), 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coot (not counted), 5 Oystercatcher, 7 Avocet, 89 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Redshank, 2 Wood Pigeon, 3 Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Bearded Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 2 Starling, 5 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting [Renate Mosumann]

Conyer, 09:30 to 11:45, sunny, clear and hot; tide out
3 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 300 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 2 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo (seen and heard), 3 Nightingale, 3 Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Richard H Bailey]

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Shelduck, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper [Mathew Bournat]

Oare Marshes, 06:05 to 10:35, Sunny, Still, Tide out
6 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag Goose (+), 1 Canada Goose (On Swale), 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 6 Mallard (+), 4 Shoveler (+), 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 4 Moorhen, 6 Coot (+), 4 Oystercatcher (+), 6 Avocet, 8 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 2 Redshank (Creek mud), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull (+), 4 Wood Pigeon, 3 Skylark, 2 Dunnock, 5 Sedge Warbler (+), 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit (North of sluce), 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 10 Reed Bunting (+) [John Bunting]

Bekesbourne, 06:00 to 11:00
2 Nightingale (singing) [Robert Douthwaite]

Furnace Pond, 05:20 to 05:50
1 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (In hedge next to pumping station) [Stephen Mills]

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