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Monday 25 September 2017

Tonbridge, 17:15 to 19:00, Tanyard farm area towards Eldridge Lock on Medway, off A26. Still, grey and gloomy, drizzle.
2 Mute Swan, 5 Pheasant (+), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 110 Jackdaw, 8 Greenfinch, 3 Yellowhammer [Dave De Silva]

Conyer, 16:30 to 18:30, E side of creek 'loop'; overcast with brisk NE breeze; HW @ 16:30
84 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (over E), 7 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 5 Kestrel (inc three together near rifle range), 1 Water Rail (heard), 45 Avocet (W end of Fowley island), 2 Curlew, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Redstart, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 23 Long-tailed Tit (in two groups; by marina and brickworks), 6 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting [James Massey]

Goudhurst, 12:00 to 13:00
1 Swallow, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (on the entrance track to Old Park Wood), 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch [Martin Garwood]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
11 Egyptian Goose, 2 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90 Black-headed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 1 Black Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Pied Wagtail, 3 Jay [Richard H Bailey]

Furnace Pond, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Osprey (around lake for second day) [Stephen Mills]

Sunday 24 September 2017

Cliffe Pools, 16:20 to 17:50, Pleasant. RADAR POOL/SKI POOL ONLY.
20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (W down Thames fairly high), 50 Teal (Circa.), 3 Pintail, 50 Shoveler (Circa.), 20 Pochard (+), 15 Little Grebe (+ calling and seen), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type over Ski Pool), 30 Avocet (Circa. ), 15 Ringed Plover (+), 20 Grey Plover (Circa. W bank of Ski Pool. 1 individual still retaining summer plumage), 2 Little Stint (Juveniles. 1 on W bank of Ski Pool; 1 on Radar Pool bank ), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Juvenile on W bank of Ski Pool), 40 Dunlin (Circa. ), 4 Spotted Redshank (1 winter adult and 2 juveniles on W bank of Ski Pool; 1+ juvenile on Ski Pool islands), 10 Greenshank (Circa. Scattered across Ski and Radar Pools ), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (+), 3 Linnet [James King]

Warden Point, 15:10 to 16:15, Sunny with light mist, Wind E 17
37 Common Scoter (Flocks of 25 & 12 offshore.), 3 Arctic Skua (Min count. 3 together heading north plus single heading west.), 1 Sabine's Gull (Juvenile heading west past the point at 15.30 before returning east at 15.40. Settled on sea off point between 15.42 & 15.50 (giving fantastic scoped views) before heading away north east.), 9 Sandwich Tern, 1 Pied Flycatcher [Gavin Coultrip]

Lower Hope Point, 14:30 to 16:30, Light SE
34 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flock settled and flew back down river), 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Arctic Skua (One pale phase. The three birds settled and then flew off high due W), 3 Sandwich Tern, 95 Common Tern (Flocks of 44 up river and 20 and 30 down) [Russell Brockett]

Shell Ness, 13:30 to 14:30, at Muswell Manor
1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 3 Hobby, 4 Long-tailed Tit [Richard Elvy]

Conyer, 13:00 to 15:30, W side of creek loop via Blackett's farm; fine and sunny; rising tide; 1 common seal, 1 clouded yellow
10 Wigeon, 1 Eider (drake far side of Fowley island), 5 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 11 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (Juvenile), 1 Buzzard, 1 Osprey, 2 Kestrel, 59 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing, 15 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark (flushed), 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard calling from Butterfly Wharf, E side) [James Massey]

Cliffe Pools, 12:00 to 14:00
1 Garganey, 1 Little Stint, 7 Ruff, 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull [Russell Brockett]

Cliffe Pools, 11:00 to 16:00
314 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (90,34 & 200 up river and back.), 18 Shelduck (off river), 26 Wigeon (17 off river, 9 with Brent.) [John Whitting]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 11:00 to 16:00, Very warm
1 Red-necked Grebe (ARC - Power station end), 6 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Obs. moat), 1 Red-backed Shrike (Back of Southview cottage) [Keith Witham]

Grove Ferry, 11:00 to 12:00
1 Great White Egret (in Feast hide pool), 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher [Mike Gould]

Furnace Pond, 09:30 to 16:30
1 Osprey (first seen at 09:30 then intermittently till 16:30) [Stephen Mills]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Grey Wagtail [Richard H Bailey]

Milton Regis, 08:00 to 11:30, Inc. Little Murston
2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 13 Spotted Redshank, 15 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat [Dan Oates]

Stodmarsh, 08:00 to 08:00
4 Bearded Tit [Steve Embleton]

Shell Ness, 07:00 to 13:00, wind SE 8-12mph.[ A small bat came in at 0800 from the N]
670 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (in), 18 Wigeon (in), 50 Teal (in), 170 Common Scoter, 7 Gannet, 75 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron (a flock in), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 12 Arctic Skua, 140 Sandwich Tern, 930 Common Tern (Most I have seen at Shellness. SE winds are quite often good for Terns. ), 17 Black Tern [Richard Elvy]

Warden Point, 06:30 to 10:30, Wind SE 10
34 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flocks of 6, 5 & 23 east.), 1 Eider (Immature male.), 4 Arctic Skua (3 pale morph west at 7.45 & 1 dark morph west at 7.55.), 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Jay [Gavin Coultrip]

Grove Ferry, 05:45 to 09:45, Early fog, light southerly, sunny.
9 Mute Swan, 357 Greylag Goose, 1 Shelduck (1st winter), 2 Wigeon, 126 Teal, 1 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 12 Pochard (west), 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret (7 flew east at 8.30 over the ramp towards Pegwell/Sandwich. With 5 seen over Sandwich estate and the other 2 in Pegwell bay later that morning and another 1 on ramp pool from 9.00am onwards ), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 3 Water Rail, 60 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 30 Bearded Tit, 3 Jay, 16 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet [Martyn Wilson]

Saturday 23 September 2017

Wye, 16:00 to 17:00
1 Redstart (On Downs ) [John Neighbour]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 14:00 to 14:45, Overcast, cool. Causeway only. 2 LITTLE STINT
40 Teal (Circa. ), 2 Shoveler (Pair on Main Reservoir), 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Stint (Beautifully marked juveniles showing well together on centre mud-band of North Lake.), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit (NE over causeway calling), 1 Chiffchaff (stuttering in scrub adjacent to main reservoir ), 1 Nuthatch (Calling heard from North Lake woodland ) [James King]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 09:30 to 10:30
3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Stint (Juvs on North Lake), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail [John Reeves]

Conyer, 08:30 to 08:30, overcast with light rain
1 Kingfisher (marina) [James Massey]

Swalecliffe, 08:15 to 11:30, Mild with occasional drizzle
1 Mandarin Duck (Female), 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Gannet, 1 Skylark, 1 House Martin (Steady passage early on), 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting [Arnie Van Orsouw]

Bishopstone, 08:00 to 10:00
3 Coal Tit [Chris Hindle]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
11 Egyptian Goose, 27 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper [Richard H Bailey]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
4 Buzzard [Richard H Bailey]

Seasalter, 08:00 to 08:00
124 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On the way to C.Coote), 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 100 Linnet (circa) [Mike Gould]

TR1261, 08:00 to 09:30, overcast
30 Wood Pigeon (+), 15 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow (south), 100 House Martin (+, south), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 6 Dunnock, 10 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit (+), 5 Great Tit, 2 Jay, 5 Magpie, 12 Starling, 3 Bullfinch (1 juve) [Kieron McDonnell]

Allhallows, 07:45 to 09:30, Low tide
3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (feeding on mudflats), 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male), 43 Dunlin, 1700 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Turnstone, 3 Blackcap [Rob Peters]

Oare Marshes, 06:30 to 11:30, Mostly cloudy with a little light rain, some sunny spells, and a light S breeze. LT circa 09:00.
4 Wigeon, 150 Teal (circa), 1 Garganey, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Osprey (07:40 seen flying W along line of pylons before disappearing behind trees around the fishing ponds; and at 10:00 circling high over the Swale drifting W towards Conyer), 1 Merlin (female hunting over EF first thing), 1 Peregrine Falcon (juv), 2 Little Stint (juvs), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv), 14 Ruff, 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Spotted Redshank (heard), 1 Greenshank (heard), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail (flew W), 4 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (+), 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay [Murray Wright]

Cliffe Pools, 05:45 to 08:30
30 Shelduck (+), 3 Black-necked Grebe (On Radar Pool), 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Avocet, 100 Lapwing (+), 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Spotted Redshank (On banks of Ski Pool), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pied Wagtail [Jason Dunn]

Friday 22 September 2017

Bough Beech Reservoir, 18:40 to 20:00, Overcast
40 Teal (Circa. NW corner of main reservoir ), 1 Kestrel, 2 Barn Owl (+ Nest Box field and calling ), 1 Tawny Owl (Heard hooting from fieldside scrubby woodland SW of Visitor Centre ) [James King]

Seasalter, 18:00 to 19:00
8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Redstart [Mike Gould]

Furnace Pond, 16:30 to 17:45
6 Mandarin Duck, 12 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 2 Carrion Crow, 25 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch [Stephen Mills]

Coldharbour (Reculver), 14:00 to 15:30
1 Red-throated Diver (summer plumage), 14 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 5 Rock Pipit (flying W), 1 Redstart, 1 Grasshopper Warbler [Chris Hindle]

East Malling, 13:00 to 13:00
2 Buzzard, 40 Meadow Pipit (+), 1 Stonechat (Paris Fm paddocks) [Adam Whitehouse]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 11:00 to 12:00
3 Buzzard, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Swallow [Martin Garwood]

Leeds Castle, 11:00 to 13:30
1 Mallard (2 broods of 3 & 5 downy young), 10 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Adult feeding juv on main lake), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch [Mike Puxley]

Little Farthingloe, 10:40 to 11:50
2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Siskin (west) [Mark Kennett]

Conyer, 10:30 to 15:30, E side of creek to Uplees Marsh and back; fine and sunny; rising tide to HW
48 Shelduck, 14 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (Teynham Level), 1 Sparrowhawk (very close at Butterfly Wharf), 7 Buzzard (poss more as 5 seen across Swale), 6 Kestrel (inc 3 together crow mobbed across creek at Blackett's), 1 Hobby, 2 Water Rail (squealing), 104 Avocet, 9 Ringed Plover, 12 Golden Plover (Fowley shoreline; uncommon here), 3 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipit (+), 1 Redstart (last sighting of the day and same spot as Tuesday), 1 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap (female), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Bearded Tit (+, one seen, plenty of pings), 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Reed Bunting [James Massey]

Grenham Bay, 10:00 to 10:00, Sunny, no wind, incoming tide
1 Wheatear (Seen around top of steps down to the Eastern end of Gresham Bay for third consecutive day.) [Bob Dean]

Allhallows, 09:10 to 10:40
1 Marsh Harrier (juv in off river, soared close overhead for 2-3 minutes before heading steadily W), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat (male ), 1 Cetti's Warbler [Rob Peters]

Biddenden, 08:00 to 11:00, Warm sunshine
1 Grey Wagtail (Frequent visitor to our garden ponds) [Peter Dale]

Faversham Creek, 08:00 to 08:00, sunny. all birds around sewage works perimeter
1 Kestrel, 1 Swift, 20 Sand Martin (approx), 10 Swallow (approx), 3 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff (at least) [Steve Arthur]

Shuart Farm, 06:00 to 12:00
19 Lapwing, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Reed Bunting [Chris Hindle]

Thursday 21 September 2017

Furnace Pond, 17:00 to 17:50
1 Water Rail (first of autumn), 500 House Martin (+), 7 Mistle Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff [Stephen Mills]

Cliffe Pools, 16:00 to 18:00, Mostly overcast, mild with S 4-5 wind. Records for RSPB reserve on ebbing tide.
9 Pintail (HP), 61 Shoveler (RP/HP), 338 Pochard (HP/SP), 1 Black-necked Grebe (SP), 1 Spoonbill (RP), 38 Dunlin (RP), 4250 Black-tailed Godwit (still roosting on RP), 3 Greenshank [Murray Orchard]

Cliffe Pools, 13:00 to 15:15
1 Black-necked Grebe (Ski), 1 Spoonbill (Radar), 12 Ringed Plover (FP), 115 Grey Plover, 1 Knot (FP), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Juv Radar), 40 Dunlin (Radar), 5 Ruff (4 BB3, 1 Radar), 27 Bar-tailed Godwit (FP), 87 Curlew, 5 Spotted Redshank (Radar/Ski), 13 Greenshank (Radar/Ski) [Mike Puxley]

Conyer, 11:00 to 14:30, partly cloudy with strong S breeze; W side of creek loop from marina via Blackett's, Tonge Corner, Little Murston farm, Elmley Ferry mainland and back along Swale and Conyer Creek; HW 14:11
5 Wigeon, 10 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Little Egret (circa, inc group of c. 30 sheltering at The Lilies with a Heron), 2 Grey Heron, 4 Marsh Harrier (2 at LM), 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear (together on sea wall opposite Blackett's farm), 4 Chiffchaff (inc singing bird at TC), 50 Goldfinch (+), 45 Linnet (circa, flock of 30 at LM) [James Massey]

South Swale LNR, 09:40 to 14:10, Fine, with blustery SW wind force 4-5. High-water 1405, Spring tide
51 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 93 Little Egret (roosting at Castle Coote at HW), 26 Avocet, 1 Golden Plover, 12 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 65 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 1 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern [Ian Shepherd]

Burham, 09:30 to 10:30, Very low tide. Dry, some sunshine with stiff SE breeze
2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 1 Lapwing, 40 Black-headed Gull (+), 7 Herring Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon (+), 19 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 2 Robin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 13 Carrion Crow, 39 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 400 Goldfinch (+ in two flocks) [Bill Stoneham]

Allhallows, 09:15 to 11:45, Rising tide. Low water 08:15
51 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Kestrel (male), 512 Oystercatcher, 78 Ringed Plover, 58 Grey Plover, 34 Dunlin, 1000 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 213 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 2 Wheatear (along seawall), 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 170 Goldfinch (circa) [Rob Peters]

Capel Fleet, 09:00 to 09:10
30 Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall, 290 Coot [Derek Faulkner]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
60 Canada Goose, 9 Egyptian Goose, 12 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe (2 juv), 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 House Martin, 2 Jay, 7 Goldfinch [Richard H Bailey]

Oare Marshes, 07:45 to 10:45, Sunny and mild with a light S breeze. LT circa 08:00.
1 Garganey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 4 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs), 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (+), 2 Jay [Murray Wright]

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Boughton Monchelsea, 19:45 to 19:50, dry.
2 Tawny Owl (Calling in The Quarries) [Bill Stoneham]

Barming, 18:00 to 18:20
1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1200 Swallow (Estimate based on counts c.60 per minute steady movement SW down Medway Valley as viewed from Church Lane), 23 Meadow Pipit [Adam Whitehouse]

Conyer, 16:10 to 17:30, mostly cloudy; E side of creek
4 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 110 Avocet, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Knot (creek mouth with Redshanks), 4 Curlew, 1 Sand Martin, 25 House Martin (with large numbers of Swallow around Teynham Level), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Long-tailed Tit (+), 1 Reed Bunting [James Massey]

Pegwell Bay, 15:00 to 16:00, Cloudy with Light SW wind
50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Spoonbill, 1 Stone Curlew, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler [Alan Salter]

Wouldham, 15:00 to 18:00
5000 Swallow (circa, major SW movement through the valley in PM: this an estimate of numbers passing between 1500 and 1600, but passage continued until around 1800) [Ian Shepherd]

Sevenoaks, 13:30 to 14:15, Viz-mig from S end of high-street
30 Swallow (Circa. mostly W), 150 House Martin (Circa. mostly W, with a few SW and a few N ), 1 Grey Wagtail (Flew over NE calling @13:50 ) [James King]

East Malling, 13:00 to 13:15
1 Buzzard, 21 Swallow, 60 House Martin (+, In 10 mins heading SW), 16 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaff [Adam Whitehouse]

Gillingham, 12:55 to 13:05, Overcast
89 Swallow (Flying south west over our garden.) [Mike Norman]

Tonbridge, 12:00 to 17:00
100 Swallow (steady passage of hirundines over the town) [Martin Garwood]

Conyer, 11:35 to 11:35, mostly cloudy
100 Swallow (circa, moving SW) [James Massey]

Aycliff, 08:00 to 09:30
19 Robin, 46 Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Reed Bunting [Mark Kennett]

Harty, 08:00 to 08:10
110 Goldfinch (On wires along road) [Derek Faulkner]

Oare Marshes, 07:50 to 12:30, Overcast with Sunny periods
1 Buzzard (1 On Telegraph Pole south of West Flood, and 1 over field south of East Flood.), 1 Osprey (1209BST over East Flood), 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff (Outside entrance to West Hide) [John Bunting]

Foreness, 07:30 to 10:00
1 Snipe (S), 2500 Swallow (W), 15000 House Martin (W), 4 Grey Wagtail (W), 3 Wheatear [Barry Hunt]

Oare Marshes, 06:30 to 13:30, A sunny start but clouding over later with a light SW breeze. HT circa 13:15.
2 Pintail, 3 Buzzard (+), 1 Osprey (seen several times around area incl over EF circa 12:15), 1 Hobby, 1 Grey Plover (on EF), 1 Little Stint (winter plumage), 4 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs), 11 Ruff, 1 Long-billed Dowitcher (adult winter on EF still), 3 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper (in flight W of road), 1 Swallow (moving SW in large numbers), 1 House Martin (moving SW in large numbers), 2 Stonechat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 20 Chiffchaff (+), 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Jay [Murray Wright]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
3 Robin, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest (First of the autumn) [Derek Smith]

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