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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.

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Samphire Hoe, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Hobby, 20 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat [Derek Smith]

Tuesday 29 July 2014

TQ7156, 18:00 to 18:15, Sunny & warm
3 Little Owl (inc 1 juv), 2 Swift, 5 Swallow [Adam Whitehouse]

Shellness, 15:15 to 18:00, Warm, Light Breeze, Falling Tide.
800 Oystercatcher (+), 18 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Knot, 79 Sanderling, 100 Dunlin (+), 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 300 Curlew (+), 12 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern (1 juvenile.), 1 Common Tern, 14 Little Tern (12 came into roost on beach. All adult birds.), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear [Gavin Coultrip]

Eastchurch, 13:40 to 13:50
1 Whinchat [Gavin Coultrip]

Cliffe Pools, 08:30 to 12:20, sunny warm
1 Little Stint (feeding with dunlins on flamingo pool), 12 Dunlin (feeding on flamingo), 2 Spotted Redshank (roosting on radar pool), 4 Greenshank (feeding on radar pool), 3 Green Sandpiper (feeding on radar pool), 3 Common Sandpiper (feeding on radar pool), 20 Common Gull (roosting on pipe in thames), 8 Yellow-legged Gull (5 adults and 3 immatures feeding in cliffe creekmouth on crabs ) [Jeremy Hall]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 House Martin, 9 Meadow Pipit, 10 Rock Pipit, 6 Black Redstart, 7 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 9 Magpie, 14 Carrion Crow, 250 Starling, 1 Linnet [Derek Smith]

Monday 28 July 2014

Shuart Farm, 09:00 to 09:00
1 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull [Chris Hindle]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
8 Cormorant, 1 Hobby, 3 Moorhen, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100 Herring Gull (+), 7 Wood Pigeon, 25 House Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 3 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Magpie, 15 Carrion Crow, 200 Starling (circa) [Derek Smith]

Sunday 27 July 2014

Swanscombe, 12:00 to 14:30, Visit to marshes
1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher (on pier), 1 Common Sandpiper (on pier), 2 Skylark, 55 House Martin (circa, along waterfront), 3 Stonechat (1 juv), 4 Sedge Warbler, 15 Whitethroat [Peter Beckenham]

Cliffe Pools, 11:00 to 13:00, Overcast, warm
20 Shelduck, 12 Pochard, 80 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 60 Oystercatcher, 300 Avocet, 3 Ringed Plover, 100 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Whimbrel, 33 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 34 Redshank, 17 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Neil Samuell]

Cliffe Pools, 07:00 to 07:20, cloudy warm
7 Yellow-legged Gull (three adults.2 juvs and 2nd year and 3rd year. feeding on crabs in cliffe creekmouth.) [Jeremy Hall]

Reculver Marshes, 07:00 to 10:30
3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat [Chris Hindle]

Grove Ferry, 04:40 to 10:50
51 Greylag Goose, 18 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 4 Garganey, 95 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Marsh Harrier (2 juveniles), 1 Kestrel, 5 Water Rail, 1 Lapwing (yes, just one!), 6 Common Tern (1 juvenile), 5 Stock Dove, 2 Turtle Dove, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Swallow (north), 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap (singing male), 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Bearded Tit (plus), 3 Jay, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 17 Reed Bunting [Martyn Wilson]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 200 Starling (+) [Derek Smith]

Saturday 26 July 2014

Cliffe Pools, 10:20 to 14:20, Over a smallish high tide
2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Ringed Plover (Incl 4 small chicks), 3 Grey Plover, 1 Little Stint (Adult summer, Flamingo), 7 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 41 Greenshank, 5 Common Sandpiper [Sean Huggins]

Shellness, 06:00 to 14:00, Light NNW wind early then calm
15 Common Scoter, 1 Gannet, 20 Ringed Plover (circa), 3 Golden Plover (In from NE), 6 Grey Plover (In from NE), 3 Knot, 18 Sanderling, 80 Dunlin (circa), 420 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 40 Bar-tailed Godwit (circa), 6 Whimbrel, 400 Curlew (circa), 100 Turnstone (circa), 6 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Sandwich Tern, 41 Common Tern, 1 Wheatear [Richard Elvy]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:45, A cloudy start with a 'cool' NW breeze - hot and sunny from mid-morning.
1 Wigeon (injured drake still), 1 Garganey, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 4 Kestrel (male with three juvs), 23 Golden Plover (on East Flood), 1 Grey Plover (over), 1 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (adult on East Flood - first of autumn), 10 Dunlin (+), 4 Snipe (+), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank (adult winter), 1 Greenshank (over), 3 Green Sandpiper (+), 12 Turnstone, 35 Common Tern (groups of 24, 7 and 4 over), 1 Turtle Dove, 3 Swift (W), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Murray Wright]

Grove Ferry, 04:40 to 10:45
300 Greylag Goose, 67 Gadwall, 5 Garganey, 98 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier (1 juvenile), 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 5 Common Tern (1 immature), 3 Stock Dove, 4 Turtle Dove, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Swift, 3 Skylark, 18 Sand Martin (over feast hide), 23 Swallow (north), 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler [Martyn Wilson]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 House Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Magpie, 100 Starling (+) [Derek Smith]

Friday 25 July 2014

Longfield, 18:10 to 19:00, humid, overcast
1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker (juv), 3 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail (ad), 37 Corn Bunting (many juvs- great to see) [Peter Beckenham]

Thursday 24 July 2014

Cliffe Pools, 11:00 to 15:00
1 Hobby, 16 Oystercatcher, 300 Avocet ((min)), 6 Ringed Plover ((including 2 very young juvs)), 10 Dunlin, 40 Black-tailed Godwit ((min)), 3 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 12 Greenshank ((minimum) ), 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sandwich Tern (resting on Flamingo), 8 Common Tern (flying downriver), 2 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow [Russell Brockett]

South Swale LNR, 09:50 to 14:50, Sunny and hot, wind NE3. High-water 1145
10 Dunlin (circa), 3 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 10 Turnstone (circa), 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Guillemot (fishing off west end of Castle Coote after HW) [Ian Shepherd]

Oare Marshes, 06:00 to 11:15, Sunny and warm with a freshening NE wind.
1 Garganey, 1 Tufted Duck (female with six young), 17 Cormorant, 127 Avocet (on East Flood), 2 Knot, 6 Dunlin, 12 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank (adult winter), 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Turnstone, 8 Mediterranean Gull (six adults and two juvs), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (adult still), 29 Common Tern (4 and 25 over), 1 Black Tern (adult over with Common Terns), 1 Turtle Dove [Murray Wright]

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