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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.

Saturday 20 September 2014

Grain Country Park, 11:00 to 15:00
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Swallow, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 19 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 57 Jay (Minimum, including flock of 52 north), 11 Chaffinch, 22 Linnet [Sean Huggins]

Dungeness, 10:00 to 17:00, overcast a few periods of sunshine
26 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Beach), 1 Garganey (ARC), 1 Ruddy Duck (ARC), 2 Black-necked Grebe (ARC), 2 Great White Egret (ARC), 1 Glossy Ibis (ARC), 1 Sparrowhawk (ARC), 2 Sparrowhawk (Obs 1 bright male), 6 Ruff (ARC), 1 Black Redstart (Obs), 1 Redstart (Obs), 10 Wheatear (Obs), 15 Chiffchaff (Obs) [Ray O'Reilly]

Reculver, 09:00 to 10:00
66 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (flying W), 8 Wigeon (flying W), 14 Little Egret, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Grey Wagtail [Chris Hindle]

Dengemarsh, 08:00 to 09:45, overcast
1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adult), 10 Robin, 5 Wheatear, 20 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven [Ray O'Reilly]

TQ7254, 08:00 to 08:00
72 Canada Goose, 1 Buzzard, 240 Wood Pigeon (+), 120 Meadow Pipit (+), 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Yellowhammer [Adam Whitehouse]

TR1261, 08:00 to 10:00, overcast
2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60 Swallow (+, , amery court farm on wires), 50 Meadow Pipit (+, , on stubble fields), 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 12 Robin (+), 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Jay, 5 Magpie [Kieron McDonnell]

Warden Point, 06:30 to 12:00, Light NE breeze, mist clearing.
7 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (NW), 80 Wigeon (NW), 2 Pintail (NW), 60 Common Scoter (SE), 3 Buzzard, 2 Great Skua (NW), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Song Thrush, 8 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest [Simon Tilley]

Friday 19 September 2014

Wateringbury, 11:30 to 11:35
1 Sparrowhawk (Soaring with the buzzards), 3 Buzzard (Probably all juveniles, over the cemetery) [Ken Digby]

Elmley (Spitend) - formerly RSPB, 09:30 to 14:30, Very warm, humid light haze. Full tide.
150 Canada Goose (+), 60 Wigeon (circa), 11 Gadwall, 250 Teal, 12 Pintail, 20 Little Grebe (+), 2 Slavonian Grebe (Counterwall hide.), 12 Little Egret, 14 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (Entrance track.), 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail, 300 Lapwing (+), 9 Snipe, 15 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Whinchat (+), 1 Stonechat (male), 1 Wheatear, 5 Reed Warbler, 800 Starling (circa), 18 Goldfinch, 45 Linnet, 7 Reed Bunting [Mike Norman]

Swale NNR, 09:00 to 09:10
1 Kingfisher [Derek Faulkner]

South Swale LNR, 08:40 to 13:15, Sunny and warm with light winds, but increasingly misty at sea. High-water 0935
129 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 8 Wigeon, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 53 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plover, 40 Dunlin (circa), 40 Redshank (circa), 1 Stonechat, 6 Wheatear [Ian Shepherd]

Rochester, 08:00 to 08:15
2 Mediterranean Gull (medway city estate), 1 Kingfisher (flying up medway, past medway city estate) [Kevin Guttridge]

TQ7254, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Redstart (briefly in 'pylon' hedgerow west of Hall Place Farm), 3 Chiffchaff (in trees by church car park), 12 Yellowhammer (same hedgerow ) [Adam Whitehouse]

Reculver, 06:50 to 08:30, Overcast, slight mist
1 Wryneck (on eastern side of the Roman Fort), 1 Redstart (Caravan Park bushes), 2 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff [Jim Bloor]

Grove Ferry, 06:00 to 11:30, Foggy
241 Greylag Goose, 10 Wigeon, 894 Teal, 2 Pintail, 1 Pochard, 7 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 5 Water Rail, 82 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 85 Snipe (+), 1 Greenshank (heard), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow (one taken by a Hobby), 17 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Bearded Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 23 Linnet, 14 Reed Bunting [Martyn Wilson]

Shuart Farm, 06:00 to 10:00
24 Swallow, 25 Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Robin, 3 Redstart, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 60 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest [Chris Hindle]

Thursday 18 September 2014

Ramsgate, 12:00 to 12:30
1 Kingfisher (in harbour - 1st Autumn record) [Simon Mount]

Oare Marshes, 11:00 to 17:00, warm, hazy sunshine, low tide
1 Hobby (West of road), 2 Little Stint (East scrape), 1 Whimbrel (foreshore west of causeway), 1 Wood Sandpiper (On East scrape) [Jill Rixon]

Shorne, 10:15 to 10:15, Hazy sunshine, warm.
15 Jay (heading south-east over garden) [Julie Peeling]

Grove Ferry, 05:40 to 12:00
188 Greylag Goose, 937 Teal, 1 Pintail, 5 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Marsh Harrier, 3 Water Rail, 24 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 70 Snipe, 29 Black-headed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Turtle Dove, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 39 Meadow Pipit, 22 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 26 Bearded Tit, 5 Jay, 1 Goldfinch, 4 Yellowhammer [Martyn Wilson]

Wednesday 17 September 2014

South Foreland, 10:40 to 16:30, Warm misty some sun.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Male), 1 Golden Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit (circa), 1 Wren, 1 Black Redstart (Male), 2 Redstart, 16 Wheatear (circa), 1 Goldcrest, 75 Linnet (circa), 3 Yellowhammer [Mike Norman]

Foreness, 09:00 to 10:00
1 Wryneck (Seen by Paul Hillyard - ) [Simon Mount]

Longfield, 08:00 to 08:45
1 Grey Wagtail (in farm dump, first site record) [Peter Beckenham]

Samphire Hoe, 08:00 to 08:00
5 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 29 Meadow Pipit, 2 Black Redstart [Derek Smith]

North Foreland, 07:30 to 08:30
70 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail (S), 5 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 16 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest [Simon Mount]

Wouldham, 07:00 to 19:00
3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail, 24 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Raven [Ian Shepherd]

Grove Ferry, 05:40 to 12:00
216 Greylag Goose, 4 Wigeon, 979 Teal, 2 Pintail, 15 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 13 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Water Rail, 43 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 58 Snipe, 85 Black-headed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 72 Swallow, 7 Meadow Pipit, 21 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Bearded Tit, 1 Jay [Martyn Wilson]

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Chestfield, 18:00 to 18:05, Misty, hazy sunshine with a brisk NE wind.
1 Redstart (male in garden - fourth garden record and second this century after last year's bird on 1st Oct.) [Murray Wright]

Bobbing, 17:30 to 19:00
2 Buzzard (Two singles), 1 Osprey (One over heading south at 18:20), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (One in roadside hedge by Parsonage Lane.) [Patrick Worsley]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 11:30 to 12:00
3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Garganey (female,associating with teal flock), 2 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper [Russell Brockett]

Sissinghurst Castle NT, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Whinchat [Stephen Message]

North Foreland, 07:30 to 08:45
40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail (S), 90 Pied Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 9 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Corn Bunting [Simon Mount]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Teal, 6 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 6 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 30 House Martin, 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 3 Dunnock, 8 Robin, 1 Black Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 12 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw [Derek Smith]

Monday 15 September 2014

Cliffe Pools, 14:00 to 17:00, sunny periods, NE breeze
4 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Skua (downriver), 1 Black Tern (upriver to Higham Bight), 1 Kingfisher, 11 Whinchat (personal record count for Cliffe), 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 50 Linnet (2 flocks of 20 and 30) [Russell Brockett]

TQ6961, 13:00 to 13:00, cloudy
1 Hobby (circling around area,then drifted west), 2 House Martin (still with young in nest) [Jeremy Hall]

Shorne Marshes, 12:00 to 15:00, Sunny periods
1 Red-backed Shrike [Terry Laws]

Hayesden, 09:00 to 09:40
1 Skylark, 20 House Martin (feeding over lake), 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Whinchat (at least 3 birds along fence at flood barrier), 1 Stonechat (same spot, female), 25 House Sparrow (in hedge beside road), 1 Yellowhammer [Martin Garwood]

Seasalter, 09:00 to 12:00
5 Wigeon, 35 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Swallow, 5 Whinchat (just in the LNR), 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear (on seawall, LNR), 19 Jay (one flock over Wraik hill), 16 Goldfinch [Mike Gould]

North Foreland, 07:30 to 08:00
3 Grey Wagtail (S) [Simon Mount]

Grove Ferry, 05:15 to 12:30
207 Greylag Goose, 840 Teal, 2 Pintail, 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 6 Marsh Harrier (5 males), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 5 Water Rail, 84 Lapwing, 4 Ruff, 42 Snipe, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Sand Martin, 22 Swallow, 19 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 22 Bearded Tit, 5 Jay, 1 Greenfinch [Martyn Wilson]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
2 Peregrine Falcon, 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 4 Robin, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Magpie, 15 Carrion Crow [Derek Smith]

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