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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.

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]

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Elmley (Spitend) - formerly RSPB, 09:50 to 12:45, Bright and warm Full Tide.
36 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 10 Little Grebe, 9 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 44 Avocet, 70 Lapwing (circa), 1 Ruff, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 11 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 6 Stock Dove, 30 Sand Martin (circa), 170 Swallow (circa), 10 House Martin, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting [Mike Norman]

Aycliff, 09:15 to 09:20
1 Honey Buzzard (Drifted East) [Mark Kennett]

Cliffe Pools, 09:15 to 11:45, Cloudy, very warm with increasing sunshine. Light N/NE breeze.Count of RSPB reserve across HT (10.50: 5.2m)
49 Shelduck (FP), 21 Teal (Ski Pool), 7 Shoveler (BBP), 2 Pochard (broods of 7,8 large young/juvs - also many broods of Tufted Duck), 18 Oystercatcher (FP), 295 Avocet (Flamingo Pool), 7 Dunlin (Radar Pool), 192 Black-tailed Godwit (158 RP, 34 SP), 5 Curlew (FP), 2 Spotted Redshank (adults (one still mostly dark) on Radar Pool), 58 Greenshank (Radar Pool), 8 Green Sandpiper (Radar Pool), 2 Common Sandpiper (Radar Pool), 1 Cuckoo (juv) [Murray Orchard]

Oare Marshes, 06:00 to 08:00, Overcast but warm, mod N/NE breeze. All counts refer to E flood
2 Garganey, 1 Tufted Duck (duck with brood of 6 young), 1 Knot (red adult), 4 Dunlin (flew over), 2 Ruff, 1200 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (adult moulting from breeding plumage with white speckling on forehead), 2 Bearded Tit (by road) [Murray Orchard]

Mereworth Woods, 04:30 to 04:30, Overcast and breezy
1 Nightjar (churring male) [Murray Orchard]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Meadow Pipit, 3 Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 7 Magpie, 2 Goldfinch [Derek Smith]

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Cliffe Pools, 19:30 to 21:30, Clear, sunny and warm. Light NE breeze. Count of RSPB reserve on rising evening tide (22.15: 5.1m)
31 Shelduck (FP), 27 Oystercatcher (FP), 325 Avocet (FP), 6 Ringed Plover (FP - 2-3 fledged young), 1 Grey Plover (FP - s/p), 95 Black-tailed Godwit (Ski Pool), 25 Whimbrel (FP (birds still arriving)), 62 Curlew (FP), 150 Redshank (FP (+) - incomplete count, others on SP and islands), 24 Greenshank (22 on Radar Pool), 5 Green Sandpiper (Radar Pool), 3 Common Sandpiper (FP), 1 Turnstone (FP), 1 Little Owl (Allen's Hill (also first Glow Worm)) [Murray Orchard]

Abbot's Court, 10:15 to 12:45, Hot
4 Whimbrel (On falling tide south of Abbot's Court.), 4 Greenshank (on marsh east of Abbot's Court together with 2 Green Sandpipers, a single Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Little Egrets.), 6 House Martin (Plus around perimeter fence of Kingsnorth Power Station and 2 Yellow Wagtails.) [Keith Cutting]

Reculver Marshes, 08:30 to 09:30
48 Common Scoter (flying E), 1 Whimbrel, 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo [Chris Hindle]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
12 Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 1 Curlew, 4 Common Sandpiper, 34 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 7 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Dunnock, 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear (juvenile), 5 Whitethroat, 200 Starling (circa) [Derek Smith]

Monday 21 July 2014

Chilham, 15:00 to 16:00, sunny, breezy
1 Turtle Dove (calling beside cycle route 18, 400m from Mystole corner) [Stuart Dove]

Cliffe Pools, 07:00 to 10:30, early mist then very warm
1 Golden Plover (on spit in flamingo pool), 7 Whimbrel (on spit in flamingo pool), 25 Curlew (on spit in flamingo pool), 30 Greenshank (about 20 on radar pool and islands ,others on flamingo), 1 Green Sandpiper (on radar pool), 4 Common Sandpiper (2 on radar and 2 on flamingo), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult perched on jetty near cliffe fort), 2 Corn Bunting (males singing near coastguards pool) [Jeremy Hall]

Samphire Hoe, 00:00 to 00:00
1 Hobby, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 House Martin (+), 3 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Magpie, 50 Starling [Derek Smith]

Sunday 20 July 2014

Deal, 12:00 to 12:00
6 Great Black-backed Gull (2 breeding pairs with one young each) [Gerald Segelbacher]

Dover, 08:15 to 08:15
3 Black Redstart (family group.Western Dock) [Mark Kennett]

Reculver Marshes, 08:15 to 09:45
2 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Little Owl (2 ad + 2 juv) [Chris Hindle]

Wouldham, 07:30 to 20:30
20 Mute Swan, 25 Greylag Goose (circa), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing, 16 Common Sandpiper (at usual high-tide roost), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult), 2 Turtle Dove [Ian Shepherd]

Cliffe Pools, 06:45 to 10:30, cloudy very humid
1 Sanderling (on flamingo), 10 Whimbrel (on flamingo), 2 Common Sandpiper (on radar), 1 Little Gull (feeding over pool near first viewing ramp), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (3rd year roosting on outflow pipe into thames) [Jeremy Hall]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 10:30, Calm, cloudy, very warm and humid.
9 Grey Heron (on East Flood), 1 Hobby, 2 Knot (adults), 1 Little Stint (flew around East Flood with two Dunlins but didn't settle), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper (on West 'Flood'), 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (breeding plumage adult still), 1 Sandwich Tern (juvenile) [Murray Wright]

Grove Ferry, 04:30 to 12:00, Grey, Cloudy, Light Westerly
9 Mute Swan (pair with 7 young one off which is 'polish' still from ramp), 51 Greylag Goose, 39 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 121 Mallard, 4 Garganey, 60 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 8 Marsh Harrier (3 juveniles 2 males), 1 Hobby, 7 Water Rail, 11 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 13 Common Tern (nearly fledged juvenile sill at Feast hide), 4 Stock Dove, 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Swift, 5 Skylark, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Bearded Tit [Martyn Wilson]

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