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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 03 April 2020

TR1157, 11:20 to 11:25
5 Fieldfare (Edge of woodland, Pilgrims Way, Bigbury) [Tim Flisher]

Bekesbourne, 08:00 to 08:30
1 Swallow, 35 Redwing (heading North) [Robert Douthwaite]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 06:15 to 09:15, Cool, overcast, occasional light rain, warming
4 Mandarin Duck, 3 Goldeneye (f), 1 Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl, 11 Blackcap, 52 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler [Graham Barker]

Thursday 02 April 2020

Sittingbourne, 17:45 to 18:00, Cemetery. Cool. Slight breeze
2 Green Woodpecker (Calling), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming) [Chris Baker]

Godmersham, 15:00 to 15:15
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Mandarin Duck (Female on the river but then flew over the A28), 2 Grey Wagtail [John Neighbour]

Ashford, 12:00 to 13:15, bright some cloud.
4 Buzzard (All seen on or over "Long length" fields .), 5 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer [Allan Ward]

Bredhurst, 11:30 to 12:00, Cloudy, sunny intervals
1 Buzzard, 1 Blackcap (male in song) [Robert Knight]

Conyer, 11:00 to 11:00, mostly cloudy with occasional brightness
2 Little Owl [James Massey]

Knole Park, 10:30 to 11:30, Overcast; W breeze
1 Wheatear (Male on Golf Course), 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff [James King]

Biddenden, 10:00 to 16:00
2 Buzzard (Present all day around our field.) [Peter Dale]

Faversham Creek, 10:00 to 13:00, Mainly sunny
1 Greenshank (On Creek just beyond Nagden), 1 Swallow (At the sewage works) [Brian Caffarey]

Bekesbourne, 08:30 to 10:00
30 Fieldfare [Robert Douthwaite]

Finberry (Ashford), 08:30 to 10:15, 32 species including:
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch [Robert Carr]

Seasalter, 08:30 to 09:30, cool N air,cloud building--beach exercise via slashing and shredding the railway bushes corridor x 4+6 personnel.Essential ???Welcome whitethroats !!
52 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (west Whit Bay), 48 Curlew (pebble beach) [Mike Roser]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 06:00 to 08:00, Cool
1 Fieldfare, 1 Willow Warbler [Graham Barker]

Wednesday 01 April 2020

Kearsney, 14:10 to 15:15, Sunny slight NE
3 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Greenfinch [Barry Woolhouse]

TR0456, 12:00 to 14:00, Warmish sunny
2 Mandarin Duck (Pair seen flying around Selling on my excercise walk. Are they increasing?) [Danny Chesterman]

Clowes Wood, 11:45 to 13:00, On bridge over Thanet Way
1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Buzzard, 6 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff (In pond at Convicts Wood), 15 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet [Neil Coulson]

Brasted, 10:30 to 12:00, Sun, calm
2 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush (Feeding in the Florio Alp, which only flowers today...), 2 Nuthatch [Jeremy Metcalfe]

Cliffe, 09:30 to 12:00, Fine calm and Sunny. Walked out from home with Lyn Griffiths. Lovely views of Common Shrew.
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 129 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 48 Curlew, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler (1st record of the year) [Ray O'Reilly]

Seasalter, 09:30 to 10:30, sun; still;cool air--Obligatory exercise along lane and parallel ditches.
1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard (territorial), 3 Skylark (singing), 4 Cetti's Warbler (well separated sites.Well seen ,plenty of song. Assessed their mobility), 1 Blackcap (Singing), 4 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Reed Bunting [Mike Roser]

TR1261, 09:00 to 12:00, sunny
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch [Kieron McDonnell]

Benenden, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Tree Pipit, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 200 Chaffinch [Stephen Message]

Birling, 08:00 to 10:30, Circular walk to N of village. Dry, sunny, 0 degrees to start. No wind
10 Red-legged Partridge (5 pairs), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 12 Mediterranean Gull (at least flying over calling), 3 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 drumming), 5 Skylark (5 singing birds), 6 Song Thrush (Singing), 2 Mistle Thrush (Singing), 4 Blackcap (Singing), 7 Chiffchaff (Singing), 1 Firecrest (Seen and singing), 1 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch (2 singing), 2 Linnet [Trevor Manship]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 05:45 to 09:00, cold, frosty, clear, bcoming warmer in sun
4 Goldeneye (2m 2f), 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 40 Chiffchaff (+) [Graham Barker]

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Ashford, 18:00 to 20:00, Rural Godinton Park
5 Mandarin Duck (3 drakes & 2 ducks - 2 pairs and a singleton), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming at 7:30pm), 1 Chiffchaff [Neil Burt]

Hayesden, 16:00 to 17:00
3 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing (displaying over fields south of the lake), 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting [Martin Garwood]

Conyer, 13:30 to 15:00, sunny with chilly NE breeze; rising tide
2 Greylag Goose, 6 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite (heading W), 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 18 Avocet, 5 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Owl, 8 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellowhammer (male) [James Massey]

Knole Park, 12:30 to 12:30, Clear, NE breeze
2 Raven (Pair circling high over W/end of Gallops Valley) [James King]

Faversham, 12:00 to 15:00, sunny but cold wind
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow (Sewage works. Present since 27 March), 2 White Wagtail (In sheep field adjacent to sewage works), 25 Pied Wagtail (circa), 3 Chiffchaff [Danny Chesterman]

Chartham, 10:35 to 10:35
1 Grey Wagtail (At Chartham Corn Mill) [Tim Flisher]

Murston, 08:00 to 10:00
2 Red-breasted Merganser (First seen in ages), 2 Marsh Harrier [Dan Oates]

Singleton, 08:00 to 08:05, Sun breaking through En route to work past Matalan roundabout on a28
1 Mandarin Duck (Drake flew over presumably one from lake) [Christopher Gillard]

Monday 30 March 2020

Conyer, 19:15 to 19:15, mostly cloudy
1 Barn Owl (hunting near creek) [James Massey]

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 15:00 to 16:00, Bright at times, light rain
2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Treecreeper [Jeremy Metcalfe]

TQ8464, 15:00 to 15:00
1 Red Kite (Over garden. Flying North.) [John Thompson]

Knole Park, 14:00 to 16:00
3 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 20 Stock Dove, 15 Green Woodpecker, 4 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 10 Nuthatch, 1 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer [James King]

Duncan Downs, 13:45 to 13:45
2 Buzzard (Now a common site here) [Neil Coulson]

Broomfield (Herne Bay), 12:00 to 14:30, Generally sunny, chilly wind.
1 Red Kite (Flying west over my house in Broomfield at 14:25. ), 2 Buzzard [Marc Heath]

Clowes Wood, 12:00 to 12:45
7 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Goldfinch [Neil Coulson]

Brasted, 11:00 to 11:05, Grey skies
1 Red Kite (Flew over the garden on my birthday!) [Jeremy Metcalfe]

Kennington, 11:00 to 12:00, Sunny with moderate NNE breeze
3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird (OAll birds seen on under or around feeders in my garden), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch (On sunflower seeds), 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch (All females), 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch [John Bartlett]

Shingleton Farm Cottages, 11:00 to 11:00
2 Crossbill [Matt Hindle]

Conyer, 10:45 to 12:15, sunshine and cloud; chilly N wind off Swale
22 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Marsh Harrier (1m), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard (circling over village), 1 Kestrel, 2 Avocet, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Little Owl, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff [James Massey]

Gillingham, 10:15 to 10:20, Cloudy some sun.
2 Peregrine Falcon (A pair circling over garden then headed southwest.) [Mike Norman]

Northward Hill, 09:00 to 11:00, Public area, social distancing exercise walk with Lyn Griffiths. Birds included 1 Monk Parakeet Escape or Feral?
6 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Common Gull (Some in breeding plumage on the islands), 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Jay, 2 Greenfinch [Ray O'Reilly]

Gravesend, 08:00 to 08:10, Morrisons car park whilst I queued inline
1 Blackcap (male singing) [Stephen Green]

Sunday 29 March 2020

Kearsney, 17:00 to 17:45, Cold (Bushy Ruff Park taking exercise
5 Little Grebe (All in summer plumage and vocal), 4 Moorhen, 10 Coot (At least), 4 Robin, 2 Blackbird (Male and female), 1 Song Thrush [Christopher Gillard]

Graveney, 16:35 to 16:35
1 Swallow (Heading north) [Bob Gomes]

Conyer, 15:30 to 16:45, partly cloudy with bright spells; strong, gusty and chilly NE wind; tide in; around old Richardson's tramway
1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Pied Wagtail, 18 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing (with fieldfares), 2 Mistle Thrush, 300 Starling (circa), 12 Goldfinch [James Massey]

Horsmonden, 15:30 to 16:00, In weedy area in cleared orchard in Furnace Lane.
7 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Buzzard (over), 2 White Wagtail (amazingly a second bird is in the flock), 11 Pied Wagtail (Including a very black(menalistic)individual), 60 Linnet [Stephen Mills]

Cliffe, 15:00 to 17:00, Overcast with a fierce NNE Gale. Walked out from home.
1 Egyptian Goose, 19 Pintail, 1 Garganey (Drake), 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 100 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling (Radar Pool), 12 Dunlin, 312 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher (Amoco Pools), 2 Raven [Ray O'Reilly]

TQ6438, 11:00 to 12:00, Windy, hail, sun, cold.
1 Red Kite (Above woods, moving east,) [Peter Davies]

Furnace Pond, 07:45 to 09:30
3 Egyptian Goose, 4 Mandarin Duck (2 pairs), 1 Little Egret (over south), 1 Great Black-backed Gull (over north west), 1 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Raven, 40 Linnet [Stephen Mills]

Singleton, 07:00 to 08:00, Lake area - northerly wind but bright.
2 Canada Goose (1 Pair), 6 Egyptian Goose (Pair & 4 juveniles), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Pair & 1 juvenile), 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackcap (Males), 4 Chiffchaff [Neil Burt]

Faversham Creek, 06:45 to 08:00, northerly wind
1 Great Crested Grebe (unusual in the creek), 4 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing (what looked like display flights, on the Ham Marshes side ), 10 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Stock Dove (Cardox wks), 1 Yellowhammer [Steve Arthur]

Saturday 28 March 2020

Knole Park, 17:00 to 18:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Redwing [James King]

Horsmonden, 15:00 to 15:30
1 White Wagtail (In weedy area in Orchard in Funace Lane) [Stephen Mills]

Jeskyn's Farm, 15:00 to 17:00, cold NE wind
2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark (rising), 1 Meadow Pipit [Stephen Green]

Leybourne/New Hythe, 15:00 to 16:30, Cloudy 9c,windy
4 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Robin, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit [Stephen Greenstreet]

Conyer, 14:10 to 14:10, mostly cloudy with strong NE wind; rising tide
1 Yellowhammer [James Massey]

Cliffe Pools, 14:00 to 16:00, A walk out from home. Overcast with a stiff NNE blow. With Lyn Griffiths.
9 Pintail (Also a strange drake hybrid dabbling duck that has previously been reported as a Blue-winged Teal), 24 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier (Including a very dark individual), 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 83 Avocet, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 448 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 184 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 19 Linnet [Ray O'Reilly]

TQ8464, 13:30 to 15:30, Gusty cold NNE wind.
2 Buzzard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff (Local stroll around orchards nr hartlip. Peacock butterfly also seen.) [John Thompson]

Newnham, 13:00 to 13:05, Windy & overcast
1 Red Kite (Over Sharsted Wood - probably the same one as earlier today) [Graham Wickenden]

Brasted, 11:00 to 11:05, Breezy, sunny
1 Red Kite (Swooping over gardens near Recreation ground) [Jeremy Metcalfe]

Coldharbour (Reculver), 11:00 to 11:00, Very windy, incoming tide
15 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (In flight) [Bob Dean]

Gillingham, 10:30 to 10:35, Bright and sunny chilly wind.
1 Hobby (Flying Northeast.) [Mike Norman]

Brasted, 10:00 to 12:00
2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper [David Rumsey]

East Malling, 10:00 to 12:00
2 Greylag Goose (Over), 1 Red Kite (Heading west midday), 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults), 1 Common Gull, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 60 Starling [Mike Puxley]

Newnham, 10:00 to 10:05, Moderate NE wind, overcast
1 Red Kite (Low over the village) [Graham Wickenden]

Minnis Bay, 09:30 to 09:30, Very windy, incoming tide
4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flying), 24 Turnstone (On beach) [Bob Dean]

Biddenden, 09:00 to 12:00
13 Mallard (Resident female, 2 males and 10 ducklings doing very well), 2 Buzzard (Constantly in our small woodland, four daysin a row. ), 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch (Daily visitor to our feeders) [Peter Dale]

Folkestone, 08:00 to 09:00, Breezy but sun
4 Sandwich Tern (Going east) [Christopher Gillard]

Furnace Pond, 07:30 to 09:45
2 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Buzzard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 21 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer [Stephen Mills]

Hothfield, 07:00 to 07:00, Waterfall Lake - overcast with cold NE wind
2 Mandarin Duck (Both drakes) [Neil Burt]

Ashford, 06:00 to 08:00, Rural Godinton Park - overcast with cold NE wind.
2 Greylag Goose, 4 Mandarin Duck (2 drakes, 2 ducks), 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer [Neil Burt]

Shingleton Farm Cottages, 06:00 to 08:00, Brisk NE wind
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Jay, 4 Yellowhammer [Matt Hindle]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 05:45 to 09:00, some cloud,clearing, sunny, chilly, NE f1-4
1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Goldeneye (f), 3 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 38 Chiffchaff [Graham Barker]

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