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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 20 October 2020

TR0270, 11:55 to 11:55
1 Raven (Over fields near Leysdown) [Jonathan Barnard]

Littlestone-on-sea, 11:00 to 12:30, Cloudy 17c
1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat, 1 Red-backed Shrike, 5 House Sparrow [Stephen Greenstreet]

Kearsney, 10:15 to 11:50, Light cloud fresh SW
12 Mute Swan, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail, 8 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff [Barry Woolhouse]

Oare Marshes, 07:00 to 12:00, sunny intervals with a brisk S breeze - very mild. LT circa 09:30. With GJAB.
1 Bittern (seen by other birders landing in reeds at east end of EF late morning), 3 Marsh Harrier (male and two females), 1 Hen Harrier (male again seen by others near car park circa 09:00), 1 Merlin (female landed in field S of cottages), 1 American Golden Plover (moulting ad. showing well on EF again with initially 75 Golden Plovers), 300 Golden Plover (+ on EF), 3 Ruff (on EF - one juv.), 22 Snipe (on EF), 1 Green Sandpiper (over W side), 1 Short-eared Owl (flushed by Marsh Harrier and drifted E over Faversham creek), 4 Stonechat (+), 30 Fieldfare (one flock flew W), 2 Dartford Warbler (at Dan's Dock again per D.Chesterman), 4 Goldcrest (+ in car park bushes), 1 Raven (flying E along the pylons), 1 Lesser Redpoll (flew W) [Murray Wright]

Monday 19 October 2020

Grove Ferry, 14:45 to 16:45, Sunshine and clouds with stiff breeze
1 Whinchat (Showing well on the hedge tops in the field where the new bench is.) [Nick Page]

Mereworth Woods, 14:00 to 16:00
2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart (Seen on farm buildings where l work at comp lane), 25 Goldfinch [Stephen Greenstreet]

Oare Marshes, 13:45 to 16:50, Sunny then clouding over with freshening SW'ly. HT 14.30
2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 133 Avocet, 60 Ringed Plover, 640 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 110 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 240 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1090 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 3 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Owl (In usual tree), 1 Green Woodpecker [Damon Smith]

Swale NNR, 13:45 to 13:45
18 White-fronted Goose (10 adults + 8 juvs feeding in front of sea wall hide) [Derek Faulkner]

Biddenden, 12:00 to 16:00
4 Mallard, 1 Buzzard (All birds seen in our garden), 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch [Peter Dale]

Downe, 12:00 to 12:00
2 Raven (Pair flying over West Kent Golf Course due SE) [Russell Brockett]

Oare Marshes, 10:50 to 12:20, bright,breezy
2 Dartford Warbler (seen together in bush next to sluice pond at dans dock) [Iain Black]

Capel Fleet, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Great Grey Shrike (Opposite side of road from Corning bunting roost in area of IBCs) [Phillip Royston]

Chartham, 08:00 to 08:00
3 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 78 Fieldfare (west), 32 Redwing (west), 1 Raven, 50 Siskin, 3 Lesser Redpoll [Chris Powell]

St Mary's Bay (Dymchurch), 08:00 to 08:00
1 Red-backed Shrike (Very mobile in gardens ) [Phillip Royston]

Wouldham, 08:00 to 10:00
7 Little Grebe (on river), 1 Water Pipit (on riverbank at high-water 1530), 2 Stonechat (pair on riverbank), 3 Redwing (+, on riverbank), 5 Brambling (+, on riverbank), 1 Corn Bunting (on riverbank) [Ian Shepherd]

Foreness, 07:10 to 09:20
1 Eider (offshore ), 1 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 2 Great White Egret (east offshore), 3 Short-eared Owl (All 3 in off the sea), 13 Skylark (west), 350 Swallow (west, some lingering), 190 House Martin (west, some lingering), 2 Grey Wagtail (west), 1 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 3 Fieldfare (west), 19 Redwing (west), 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Raven (west), 2 Brambling (west), 34 Siskin (west), 193 Lesser Redpoll (west), 5 Crossbill (west), 4 Reed Bunting (west) [Foreness Bg]

Sunday 18 October 2020

Shell Ness, 17:00 to 18:30
2 Hen Harrier (Two males roosting at Shellness) [Len Platt]

TQ6253, 16:30 to 17:45, "Viz Mig" nr Plaxtol. Wind f1N, calm, overcast.
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin (W), 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Fieldfare (NW), 10 Redwing (NW), 25 Chaffinch (+ mainly NW), 50 Goldfinch (+ W), 3 Siskin (+ 2NE), 4 Lesser Redpoll (3 S), 1 Yellowhammer [Dave De Silva]

Hayesden, 16:00 to 17:00
4 Mandarin Duck, 2 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Jay, 6 Lesser Redpoll [Christopher Dennis]

Oare Marshes, 16:00 to 17:20, Mainly cloudy and still
4 Stonechat (Male and Female south of East Flood and another Male and Female together seen upon walking to West Flood hide) [Bob Diggory]

Reculver Marshes, 16:00 to 17:20, Shuart Drove - Wade Marsh
2 Skylark (S), 28 Meadow Pipit (SW), 1 Stonechat, 4 Fieldfare (SW), 22 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 18 Goldcrest, 1 Masked Shrike (1st-winter, in hawthorns 600m N of Shuart Farm @16.30), 1 Brambling, 6 Lesser Redpoll (W) [James King]

St Mary's Bay (Dymchurch), 15:30 to 15:40, Overcast calm
1 Rock Pipit, 1 Red-backed Shrike [Neil Frampton]

Swingfield, 15:00 to 15:00, Still mild
2 Buzzard (Circling high), 6 Redwing (Over fields) [Christopher Gillard]

Finberry (Ashford), 14:30 to 15:30
50 Teal (+), 10 Snipe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff [Robert Carr]

St Margaret's, 13:35 to 14:40, village hall and churchyard
2 Collared Dove, 8 Swallow (over), 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare (20W estimate), 1 Chiffchaff, 26 Goldcrest (incl flock of 24 in St George's Pl), 1 Firecrest, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 59 Starling, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch [Richard Jenkinson]

Cliffe Pools, 12:45 to 18:00, Overcast, calm, mild turning cooler. WeBS count for RSPB reserve.High tide 14.15
6 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag Goose, 6 Canada Goose, 217 Shelduck, 417 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 250 Teal, 82 Mallard, 27 Pintail, 302 Shoveler, 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake on RP - full plumage, not eclipse ), 61 Pochard, 68 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye (first of autumn ), 79 Little Grebe, 31 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill (1st yr bird on RP - not c/r), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail (heard by 2nd viewpoint), 6 Moorhen, 388 Coot, 23 Avocet, 109 Ringed Plover (mostly roosting on FP), 60 Golden Plover, 130 Grey Plover (roosting on SP and RP), 1240 Lapwing, 4190 Dunlin (roosting on FP and SP), 319 Black-tailed Godwit (roosting on SP and RP), 29 Bar-tailed Godwit (roosting on FP ), 217 Curlew (roosting on FP), 255 Redshank (roosting on Conoco/Kingfisher Pools), 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven (flew N over reserve at 13.00) [Murray Orchard]

Leysdown, 12:15 to 15:30
5 Redwing, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Pallas's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 9 Siskin [Gavin Coultrip]

Harty, 10:45 to 12:15, bright,no wind
1 Great White Egret (in field on capel corner), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail from raptor view point), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail [Iain Black]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 10:30 to 14:30, Still and dry
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk (Shuart), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Shuart), 1 Green Woodpecker (Late Small White butterfly in same field finding dandelion flowers), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Shuart), 15 Skylark, 15 Swallow (Shuart), 2 House Martin, 4 Meadow Pipit, 40 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing (Shuart), 1 Chiffchaff, 40 Goldcrest (+), 60 Goldcrest (+, Shuart), 1 Masked Shrike (Shuart), 4 Chaffinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll [Christopher Gillard]

TQ5842, 10:00 to 11:30
2 Grey Wagtail, 60 Siskin, 4 Crossbill [John Guiver]

TR1261, 10:00 to 11:45, overcast
6 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch [Kieron McDonnell]

Finberry (Ashford), 08:30 to 10:30
200 Black-headed Gull (+), 5 Stonechat [Robert Carr]

Allhallows, 08:00 to 08:00
4 Whooper Swan (Binney farm), 1 Grey Wagtail (In farm yard) [Phillip Royston]

Chartham, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Little Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 8 House Martin, 24 Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff, 60 Siskin [Chris Powell]

Seasalter, 08:00 to 08:00, early and again late pm
2 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Meadow Pipit (+), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 4 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blue Tit (+), 17 Magpie (a flock together!), 5 Greenfinch (not regular), 5 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Linnet (+), 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting (+) [Mike Gould]

Langdon Cliffs, 07:30 to 13:30, between NT car park and Langdon Hole
1 Sparrowhawk (in-off), 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 95 Skylark (92W, 3 in-off; many others present in the fields but not counted), 70 Swallow, 18 House Martin, 22 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (in-off), 6 White / Pied Wagtail, 10 Wren, 8 Dunnock, 36 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 4 Ring Ouzel, 35 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare (4W), 18 Song Thrush, 28 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (2W with Fieldfare), 4 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Jay, 2 Raven, 23 Starling, 41 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Greenfinch, 206 Goldfinch (206E), 131 Siskin (131E), 36 Linnet (36E; many others present in the fields but not counted), 146 Lesser Redpoll (146E), 58 Crossbill (58E incl flock of 49), 2 Bullfinch, 8 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Corn Bunting [Richard Jenkinson]

Oare Marshes, 06:45 to 11:30, mostly cloudy with a few brighter spells and a gentle NW breeze - mild. LT circa 07:00. With TR.
1 Hen Harrier (male flew through reserve circa 08:50), 400 Golden Plover (circa on EF), 1 Spotted Redshank (on EF), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 75 Swallow (circa feeding around reserve), 1 Grey Wagtail (in Dan's Dock still), 10 Stonechat (+), 15 Blackbird (+ in Uplees copse), 3 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing (+), 1 Dartford Warbler (around Dan's Dock first thing still), 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Brambling, 2 Corn Bunting (flew N) [Murray Wright]

Saturday 17 October 2020

Reculver, 15:10 to 15:10, nw2
1 White-tailed Eagle (Spotted from south side of caravan park (Pallas's location), the bird was distant and still out at sea heading South-east. Soon lost behind nearby trees, failed to see again despite a mad dash to view sea wall.) [Stephen Message]

Sevenoaks, 15:00 to 15:20, NW2
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Skylark (W), 2 Meadow Pipit (S), 6 Redwing (W), 1 Siskin (S), 15 Lesser Redpoll (S) [James King]

Shuart Farm, 12:00 to 12:50
1 Masked Shrike [Neil Coulson]

Chamber's Wall (Reculver Marshes), 11:15 to 12:30
1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Pallas's Warbler (By fishermans carpark) [Jim Bloor]

Langdon Cliffs, 10:00 to 11:10, Cloudy,NNW Breeze
1 Kestrel, 30 Skylark (+), 5 Ring Ouzel, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Yellowhammer [Barry Woolhouse]

Conyer, 09:15 to 13:00, cloudy with gentle N breeze; rising tide; abundance of wigeon
8 Greylag Goose (over), 7 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 69 Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover, 112 Grey Plover, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 15 Skylark (+), 35 Swallow (W), 20 Meadow Pipit (+), 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 12 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 2 Jay, 3 Linnet, 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [James Massey]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting [Richard H Bailey]

Naccolt, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Barn Owl [Richard H Bailey]

TQ6353, 08:00 to 11:00, "Viz Mig" at Gover Hill area, nr Palxtol/West Peckham. Wind f1N, calm, overcast.
2 Mute Swan (SE), 8 Wigeon (W), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Gull (W), 30 Wood Pigeon (+ mainly SW ), 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker ((1 NW)), 44 Skylark (+ mainly W and NW), 30 Meadow Pipit (+ mainly W ), 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Blackbird (N or NE), 52 Fieldfare (+ mainly S/SE), 2 Song Thrush ((1NW)), 73 Redwing (+ mainly W and NW), 1 Mistle Thrush (N), 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 19 Jackdaw (high NW), 30 Rook, 11 Starling (NW), 310 Chaffinch (+ mainly W and NW), 10 Greenfinch (+), 6 Goldfinch, 200 Linnet (c. mainly W or grounded ), 14 Lesser Redpoll (mainly N and NW presumed Lesser), 1 Crossbill (+ heard only), 2 Bullfinch, 9 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting ((2 W)) [Dave De Silva]

TQ6353, 08:00 to 11:00, "Viz Mig" at Gover Hill area, nr Plaxtol/West Peckham. Wind f1N, calm, overcast.
2 Mute Swan (SE), 8 Wigeon (W), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Gull (W), 30 Wood Pigeon (+ mainly SW ), 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 NW), 44 Skylark (+ mainly W and NW), 30 Meadow Pipit (+ mainly W ), 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Blackbird (N or NE), 52 Fieldfare (+ mainly S/SE), 2 Song Thrush (1NW), 73 Redwing (+ mainly W and NW), 1 Mistle Thrush (N), 3 Nuthatch, 19 Jackdaw (high NW), 30 Rook, 11 Starling (NW), 310 Chaffinch (+ mainly W and NW), 10 Greenfinch (+), 6 Goldfinch, 200 Linnet (c. mainly W or grounded ), 14 Lesser Redpoll (mainly N and NW presumed Lesser), 1 Crossbill (+ heard only), 2 Bullfinch, 9 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting (2W) [Dave De Silva]

Langdon Cliffs, 07:30 to 10:30
20 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 1 Rock Pipit, 11 Ring Ouzel, 5 Fieldfare, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 30 Goldcrest, 150 Goldfinch, 30 Siskin, 250 Lesser Redpoll, 20 Crossbill [Julian Russell]

Oare Marshes, 06:45 to 10:00, Cloudy with a gentle NW breeze. LT circa 07:15. A short visit with YW, RR and TR before heading to Shuart! Sightings p.m. per J. Russell.
1 Hen Harrier (male p.m. per JR), 97 Golden Plover (on EF but no sign of American Golden Plover), 750 Lapwing (circa on EF), 4 Ruff (on EF), 1 Guillemot (on Swale off Uplees copse p.m. per JR), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow (+), 6 Stonechat (+), 1 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing (+), 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Dartford Warbler (p.m. still per JR), 3 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest (+), 1 Firecrest (with Goldcrests in large Sycamore W of cottages), 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Brambling, 10 Greenfinch (p.m. per JR) [Murray Wright]

Friday 16 October 2020

South Swale LNR, 14:30 to 16:45, overcast
600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 20 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 200 Oystercatcher (+), 20 Lapwing, 150 Curlew (+), 20 Redshank (+), 20 Turnstone (+), 1 Short-eared Owl, 6 Stonechat (3 pairs), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (behind sportsman pub), 2 Goldcrest, 1 Reed Bunting [Kieron McDonnell]

Crundale, 14:00 to 14:00
2 Red Kite [Ian Pritchard]

Oare Marshes, 14:00 to 17:30, bright, little wind, cold, ebbing tide.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (male, flew west along fields, south of marshes mobbed by 2 crows), 1 Sparrowhawk (flew to east flood from south then mobbed by crow and driven east ), 1 Buzzard (flew west), 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Short-eared Owl (flew west across east flood, hunted there and returned east), 3 Sand Martin (north), 4 Stonechat [Michael Paice]

Conyer, 13:30 to 17:00, ebb tide; gentle N breeze; mostly cloudy with occasional light drizzle early on
4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 12 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Snipe, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 57 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 5 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Swallow, 1 Whinchat (fence line E of rifle range still), 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Bearded Tit, 4 Lesser Redpoll [James Massey]

Broadstairs, 12:00 to 12:30
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Feeding in the pollard limes in the graveyard behind St Peters church.) [Johnny Carnell]

Riverside Country Park, 11:55 to 13:30, Sunny cool/webs count
1 Mute Swan, 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 250 Shelduck, 180 Wigeon (A!l part of monthly webs count), 60 Teal, 5 Pintail, 70 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Avocet, 30 Grey Plover, 5 Lapwing, 40 Dunlin, 8 Curlew, 270 Redshank, 18 Turnstone, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 White Wagtail (With pied wags on bloors wharf), 5 Pied Wagtail [Jeremy Hall]

Stoke, 10:40 to 10:40, Grey.
2 Raven (west of Upper Stoke.) [Keith Cutting]

Covert Wood, 10:30 to 10:30
1 Raven [Tim Flisher]

Sevenoaks, 08:40 to 10:10, N2
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Skylark (S), 1 Grey Wagtail (SW), 14 Fieldfare (SW), 7 Song Thrush (W), 138 Redwing (SW), 78 Chaffinch (W), 11 Siskin (S), 3 Linnet (SW), 32 Lesser Redpoll (S) [James King]

Knole Park, 08:35 to 09:25, seen or heard during a run around the estate
5 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Jay, 30 Starling (estimate over), 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Yellowhammer [Richard Jenkinson]

Chartham, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Swallow, 10 Fieldfare (west), 224 Redwing (flew NW), 79 Chaffinch (flew NW), 37 Siskin [Chris Powell]

Tankerton, 07:50 to 08:00
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (In Whitstable Castle Wood) [Jim Bloor]

Foreness, 07:15 to 12:30, and area. Local birder totals
18 White-fronted Goose (SW off sea), 1 Barnacle Goose (W), 25 Wigeon (E), 1 Eider, 10 Common Scoter (E), 4 Grey Partridge, 3 Red-throated Diver (E), 3 Shag, 80 Swallow (E), 5 Grey Wagtail (W), 3 Stonechat, 1 Pallas's Warbler (Seen by Francis Solly), 150 Goldcrest, 15 Brambling (W), 210 Siskin (W), 1 Twite, 300 Lesser Redpoll (W), 25 Crossbill (W) [Simon Mount]

Oare Marshes, 06:45 to 11:15, cloudy with a cool and gentle NW breeze. HT circa 12:30.
1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Greenshank (on EF), 1 Green Sandpiper (in Dan's Dock), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 10 Stonechat, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Dartford Warbler (again in brambles circa 100m W of Dan's Dock - very vocal first thing), 6 Goldcrest (in car park bushes), 2 Raven (pair flew N to Sheppey), 4 Brambling, 2 Lesser Redpoll [Murray Wright]

Thursday 15 October 2020

Whitstable, 17:00 to 17:00
1 Brambling (In friends garden at Ivy House Road) [Neil Coulson]

Knole Park, 14:00 to 15:00
11 Crossbill (flock flew into pine near 17th tee on golf course before flying south) [Ted Scott]

TQ7056, 13:45 to 13:50
1 Red Kite (Flew west ) [Mike Puxley]

Bearsted, 13:20 to 13:20
2 Buzzard [Helen Farrow]

Finberry (Ashford), 13:00 to 13:00
1 Grey Wagtail (new for the garden!) [Robert Carr]

TR2653, 11:00 to 11:40
1 Sparrowhawk (Male chasing a meadow pippit), 2 Buzzard (top of cherry Garden lane), 2 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (female chased of by GREY WAGTAIL), 1 Grey Wagtail (Male), 1 Marsh Tit (calling and flying about in the chestnut woods), 2 Raven (above nookets woods), 1 Brambling (calling in top of beech trees by factory), 55 Goldfinch, 85 Linnet, 2 Crossbill (calling in the canopy of the chestnut woods) [Dan Mcguire]

Langdon Cliffs, 10:30 to 12:30, sunshine and showers
10 Ring Ouzel (+ . Very wary and mobile plus over 20 Redwings and 5-6 Song Thrushes.), 2 Raven (flew over ‘cronking’ at 1o.45am.), 2 Yellowhammer (plus male Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrests and several Robins.) [Keith Cutting]

Oare Marshes, 09:15 to 11:15, rising tide; brisk N/NW wind; light shower
1 Dartford Warbler (100m either side Dan`s Dock accompanying Stonechats. Hour between sightings. Elusive) [Mike Roser]

Chartham, 08:40 to 11:00
1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kingfisher, 15 Skylark (flew SW), 2 House Martin, 2 Fieldfare, 220 Redwing (flew N, more through the rest of the day), 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Bearded Tit (patch tick), 1 Tree Sparrow (patch tick), 1 Brambling (flew over SW), 65 Siskin (in trees) [Chris Powell]

Kennington, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon [Richard H Bailey]

Shell Ness, 08:00 to 15:30, Wind NNE/NE 20mph Vis. very good
220 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (mostly heading NW), 11 Wigeon (in), 25 Teal (in), 8 Pintail (in), 22 Common Scoter, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Hen Harrier (large distinctive ringtail with a bright chestnut,unstreaked belly), 1 Sparrowhawk (in), 8 Lapwing (in), 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (in), 1 Pomarine Skua, 9 Great Skua, 42 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern [Richard Elvy]

Foreness, 07:15 to 16:00, and area. Local birder totals
75 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (W), 2 Eider, 4 Common Scoter (E), 3 Red-breasted Merganser (E), 2 Shag, 3 Woodcock, 1 Great Skua (E), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl (SW off sea 07:30), 3 Grey Wagtail (W), 1 Red-flanked Bluetail (Northdown Park found by Rae Boulden ), 1 Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat (Siberian Stonechat at North Foreland ), 1 Wheatear, 50 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 150 Goldcrest, 2 Raven, 10 Brambling (W) [Simon Mount]

Shuart Farm, 07:00 to 11:00
49 Lapwing, 1 Woodlark (flying W calling), 21 Skylark (flying W), 70 Fieldfare, 240 Redwing, 19 Chaffinch, 11 Brambling, 71 Siskin [Chris Hindle]

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