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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 22 March 2019

Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, 16:00 to 18:00
1 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Gull (Main lake), 1 Lesser Redpoll [Mathew Bournat]

Lower Halstow, 14:30 to 14:40, Cloudy, dry.
1 Sand Martin (to NW.), 1 Swallow (to NW.) [Derek Tutt]

River, 14:30 to 14:35, Overcast
2 Grey Wagtail [Barry Woolhouse]

TR0239, 14:00 to 16:00
2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Chiffchaff, 175 Jackdaw (circa) [Robert Carr]

Conyer, 13:00 to 15:00, mostly cloudy and calm, brighter later; ebb tide; 1 common seal, 1 weasel obs with MH; plenty of meadow pipit and skylark present
1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Little Owl, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear (smart male) [James Massey]

Grove Ferry, 10:15 to 12:15, Overcast, breezy
2 Greylag Goose, 30 Teal, 2 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Penduline Tit, 4 Jackdaw [Dan Richards]

East Malling, 09:00 to 09:15
1 Wheatear (Male Easterfield’s Paddocks) [Mike Puxley]

TR1762, 09:00 to 09:05
1 Skylark (Ascending), 1 Chiffchaff (Heard) [David Jessop]

Conningbrook GP, 08:00 to 08:00
6 Mute Swan, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Skylark, 6 Wren, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff [Richard H Bailey]

North Foreland, 06:15 to 09:20
1 Greylag Goose (S), 13 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (Offshore ), 1 Marsh Harrier (N), 2 White Wagtail, 2 Black Redstart, 7 Chiffchaff [Barry Hunt]

Thursday 21 March 2019

Little Farthingloe, 13:30 to 14:30
1 Woodcock, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest [Mark Kennett]

Oare Marshes, 10:30 to 12:00, Cloudy but calm
1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Wheatear (Female at Uplees copse) [Danny Chesterman]

Higham Bight, 10:20 to 12:50, Clould/sun
1 Black Swan (On nearby higham marshes), 1 Egyptian Goose (Westcourt fm), 1 Goldeneye (Female/immature on alpha pool), 2 Red-necked Grebe (Displaying on alpha pool.), 1 Green Sandpiper (Westcourt fm), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st calendar bird on alpha pool), 1 Blackcap (Singing male), 2 Chiffchaff (Singing male) [Jeremy Hall]

Swalecliffe, 09:10 to 09:10
1 Firecrest (Next to Scout hut car park.) [Arnie Van Orsouw]

Clowes Wood, 07:25 to 08:10
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (pair), 6 Chiffchaff (singing birds) [Jim Bloor]

Dungeness, 06:00 to 08:00, overcast. saw 3/4
100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flying east off the point), 1 Merlin (Female type hunting migrants at the point), 2 Great Skua (Flying west off the point ), 28 Sandwich Tern (Flying east off the point ), 1 Sand Martin (In off the sea), 1 Wheatear (In off the sea ) [Neil Frampton]

North Foreland, 06:00 to 09:30
2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Woodcock, 1 Grey Wagtail (W), 1 White Wagtail, 4 Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 19 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 20 Chaffinch (N), 1 Brambling (male, in song), 8 Siskin (N) [Barry Hunt]

Oare Marshes, 05:30 to 11:00, cloudy with a gentle SW breeze. HT circa 12:45.
2 Red-legged Partridge (in paddocks - my first here for several years!), 1 Glossy Ibis (on EF until 06:12 then flushed by Marsh Harriers and flew high S, but flew back onto EF at 08:28 and still present when I left), 3 Marsh Harrier (male and two females), 5 Buzzard (+), 2 Peregrine Falcon (on pylon), 1 Greenshank (in Faversham creek), 1 Barn Owl (hunting W side then flew SW to roost at 06:00), 1 Redwing, 5 Chiffchaff (+ singing around reserve), 7 Corn Bunting (in bushes E side of Faversham creek) [Murray Wright]

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Oare Marshes, 13:15 to 17:55, Overcast. HT about 1200, Mild, light breeze.
3 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose (+), 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Left of slipway), 10 Shelduck (+), 10 Teal (+), 4 Mallard (+), 2 Pintail, 5 Shoveler, 8 Pochard (+), 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Head of creek), 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Glossy Ibis (First seen 1525 left and from East Flood hide. Then flew to reeds waterside of brambles left of Layby Finally flew just behind and left of island. Was still there at 1752 ), 1 Spoonbill (First seen sluice corner 1625. Flew over road and towards Sheppey 1654), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 20 Coot (+), 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet (On flood), 3 Curlew (+, East side of creek), 20 Black-headed Gull (+), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Barn Owl (Hunting), 2 Short-eared Owl (Hunting), 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard. Seemed to be leading us around the flood.), 3 Bearded Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Reed Bunting (Males) [John Bunting]

Canterbury, 12:45 to 12:50
1 Raven (over University of Kent campus heading north west) [Jim Bloor]

Oare Marshes, 11:30 to 15:30, Overcast, calm, 15 degrees
60 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (At least), 3 Pintail (On East flood together witth pochard, tufted duck, teal, shoveler, shelduck, gadwall etc.), 2 Little Egret, 1 Glossy Ibis (Flew into East flood at 14.50 landed and fed in front of east hide), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Avocet, 1 Short-eared Owl (Hunting over west flood at 14.40), 1 Wheatear (Male at Uplees copse) [Philip Cliffe]

Faversham, 11:20 to 11:25, Calm, light cloud
1 Sparrowhawk (Soaring with buzzards), 7 Buzzard (In air together over town centre/Stonebridge allotments), 1 Chiffchaff (Singing Stonebridge allotments) [Bob Gomes]

Westerham, 11:20 to 11:20, overcast, cool
1 Red Kite (over M25 east of Clackets Lane Services) [Mark Gregory]

Chartham, 11:00 to 13:00
1 Swallow (flew SW - first record this year and earliest spring migrant at this site in 12 years) [Chris Powell]

Bekesbourne, 10:00 to 10:45
1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff [Robert Douthwaite]

East Malling, 09:30 to 11:00
1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear (2 males Paris Farm Paddocks), 45 Starling [Mike Puxley]

Burham, 09:15 to 10:25, Mild but overcast. Rapidly rising tide
2 Mute Swan, 33 Greylag Goose, 58 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 60 Black-headed Gull (+), 15 Herring Gull (+), 50 Wood Pigeon (+), 2 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 9 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 10 Blackbird, 9 Redwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 5 Magpie, 22 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 30 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch [Bill Stoneham]

Knole Park, 08:10 to 08:10
1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff (1st of Spring- Knole Woods) [James King]

Barden/Hawden Lakes, 08:00 to 08:00
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Water Rail (in Shallows (+ 2 Mink)), 1 Redwing, 10 Chiffchaff (Barden / Shallows) [Andy Appleton]

Reculver Marshes, 07:30 to 10:00, Walk from Reculver to Shuart
1 Eider (immature male), 30 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (flying west), 1 Avocet (flying west), 19 Golden Plover, 1 Black Redstart (at Plumpudding Stables), 7 Wheatear, 34 Fieldfare (flying west), 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap (male singing), 14 Chiffchaff, 80 Corn Bunting (flock flying from roost) [Chris Hindle]

Wouldham, 07:15 to 12:45
13 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 9 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Blackcap (1 singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper [Ian Shepherd]

Hayesden, 07:00 to 08:00
3 Mandarin Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting (male, fisrt here in 2019) [Andy Appleton]

Oare Marshes, 05:45 to 10:45, cloudy with a light SW breeze. HT circa 12:00.
8 Canada Goose (landed on EF briefly), 11 Pochard (on EF), 21 Great Crested Grebe (along the Swale), 3 Little Egret, 1 Glossy Ibis (still on EF until 06:30 at least), 2 Marsh Harrier (male and female), 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 3 Buzzard, 1 Merlin (female type showing well at Dan's Dock), 83 Curlew (in field W of Uplees copse), 1 Green Sandpiper (over W side), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stonechat (male), 1 Wheatear (female at Uplees copse), 3 Chiffchaff (singing), 5 Corn Bunting (two singing between Dan's Dock and Uplees copse) [Murray Wright]

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Coombe Bay, 15:30 to 17:15, 7-8/8 cloud, cool, W 3 Low tide
325 Shelduck, 3 Jack Snipe (on saltmarsh ), 5 Snipe (on saltmarsh), 480 Black-tailed Godwit (feeding near tide line just west of bay), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush (feeding in field behind bay), 240 Starling (gathering to roost at caravan park), 14 Linnet [Murray Orchard]

Oare Marshes, 15:00 to 17:00, Overcast
1 Pintail, 1 Glossy Ibis (Pictured and video ), 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Linnet [Steve Tonkin]

Conyer, 13:20 to 13:20, ebb tide; partly cloudy and mild
2 Little Owl, 1 Chiffchaff (singing) [James Massey]

New Hythe, 12:00 to 13:00, Mild,light NW.
1 Ring-necked Duck (Abbey Mead.), 1 Yellowhammer (male in Sunken Marsh,my first record of this species at New Hythe in thirty years.) [Alan Michael Woodcock]

St Mary's Marsh, 12:00 to 15:00, 5-6/8 cloud, mild, W 2/3 High/falling tide
21 Mute Swan, 23 Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Shelduck, 9 Cormorant, 4 Cattle Egret (feeding on grazing marsh, sometimes around herd of cattle. Not always keeping together. Seen by Terry Paternoster to fly south at 17.50 to roost, possibly heading to Kingsnorth?), 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 2 Buzzard, 350 Curlew (roosting on sea wall at high tide), 10 Mediterranean Gull (with B/H Gulls), 200 Black-headed Gull (feeding on grazing marshes), 250 Stock Dove (feeding in fields adjoining marsh), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing along track from tip to Coomb Bay) [Murray Orchard]

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 11:00 to 14:00, Cloudy 11c
25 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 30 Cormorant, 40 Coot, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Ruff, 3 Curlew, 7 Common Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting [Stephen Greenstreet]

Binney Marsh, 10:45 to 11:45, 7-8/8 cloud, mild, W 2
2 Marsh Harrier, 16 Redshank, 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing males) [Murray Orchard]

TR1748, 10:00 to 10:30
1 Woodcock, 1 Tawny Owl [Robert Douthwaite]

Northward Hill, 09:40 to 10:20, 7-8/8 cloud, mild, W 2
710 Wigeon (on Richardson's Marsh - counted from Decoy Hill), 2 Buzzard (pair circling up over wood), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming in wood) [Murray Orchard]

Pitt's Wood, 08:00 to 11:00, Overcast. Light SW breeze
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff [Warren Baker]

Swale NNR, 08:00 to 09:00
130 White-fronted Goose [Derek Faulkner]

Riverside Country Park, 07:00 to 09:35, Bright Rising tide.
130 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 140 Shelduck (+), 33 Wigeon, 84 Teal, 35 Pintail, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 35 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 85 Grey Plover (circa), 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Curlew, 65 Redshank, 240 Turnstone (+), 7 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Gull (1st.winter.), 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat [Mike Norman]

TQ7062, 07:00 to 08:00, Clould/sun
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail out of roost in holborough marshes reedbed,after circling and gaining height drifted downriver towards halling), 2 Oystercatcher (On mud in river), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 1 Chiffchaff (Singing male), 3 Bearded Tit (+, In reedbed), 1 Siskin (Male with goldfinch flock.) [Jeremy Hall]

Monday 18 March 2019

Westerham, 17:00 to 17:00
1 Barn Owl (Hunting over roadside at force green) [Mathew Bournat]

Oare Gunpowder Mills, 14:00 to 15:00, warm and sheltered
1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Treecreeper [Mike Roser]

Reculver Marshes, 13:00 to 14:30
1 Eider (immature male), 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Wheatear (male) [Chris Hindle]

TR0455, 12:00 to 13:00, Perrywood
2 Firecrest (1 singing), 2 Nuthatch [Tony Swandale]

TR0156, 10:30 to 11:15, Sheldwich
3 Buzzard (to south), 1 Song Thrush (singing), 1 Mistle Thrush (singing), 1 Firecrest (singing), 2 Marsh Tit (courting pair / 1 singing), 1 Nuthatch [Tony Swandale]

Oare Marshes, 10:15 to 13:30, high tide; 9deg;cloud 6/8;heavy squall
164 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (off FSB), 1800 Wigeon (circa off FSB;two large rafts mid Swale), 1 Buzzard, 260 Stock Dove (circa. Impressive flock coming together over Sheppey banks), 1 Stonechat (female), 1 Wheatear (Uplees copse area;male; my first of the year.), 2 Long-tailed Tit (Uplees copse; prospecting) [Mike Roser]

Conyer, 09:30 to 12:00, sunny with W breeze; HW 10:07
100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+, on Fowley island), 4 Pochard (near Luddenham Gut), 8 Tufted Duck (near Luddenham Gut), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 100 Avocet (+, tidal roost on Fowley island), 32 Curlew, 25 Turnstone, 8 Skylark, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting [James Massey]

TR0239, 08:40 to 09:55
2 Chiffchaff (singing, newly arrived) [Robert Carr]

Benenden, 08:00 to 10:00
1 Firecrest, 7 Brambling, 80 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Mealy Redpoll [Stephen Message]

East Peckham, 08:00 to 09:00, Still, Sunny, 6C
2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer [Andy Lees]

New Hythe, 08:00 to 08:00, overcast
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail.), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin [Terry Laws]

Wouldham, 08:00 to 16:00
74 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shelduck, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull [Ian Shepherd]

Pitt's Wood, 07:45 to 13:00
1 Canada Goose, 1 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Moorhen, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch [Warren Baker]

Bossenden Wood, 07:15 to 10:00, Mainly sunny, much calmer than of late, 8 deg C
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (F seen / 1 calling), 4 Goldcrest (1 singing), 6 Nuthatch, 5 Treecreeper, 1 Brambling (F), 1 Siskin (over) [Tony Swandale]

North Foreland, 06:30 to 09:00
88 Red-throated Diver (S), 68 Gannet (S), 3 Peregrine Falcon, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 8 Rook (N), 93 Chaffinch (N), 8 Siskin (N) [Barry Hunt]

Reculver, 06:20 to 08:20, seawatch from Towers
25 Red-throated Diver (flying east), 1 Fulmar (flying west), 16 Gannet (flying east), 33 Lesser Black-backed Gull (flying west), 134 Meadow Pipit (flying west) [Chris Hindle]

Sunday 17 March 2019

Hayesden, 17:45 to 18:40
1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl (hunting along flood barrier), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 5 Yellowhammer [Martin Garwood]

Tudeley Woods, 16:50 to 18:00, hail storms, 3 deg C
4 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Coal Tit (singing), 1 Nuthatch [Dave De Silva]

St Mary's Marsh, 16:45 to 18:00, Showers clearing, becoming clear and cold, decreasing wind.
20 Mute Swan (no sign of Bewicks Swans), 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Buzzard, 300 Curlew, 26 Mediterranean Gull (feeding with B/H Gulls and Com Gulls), 500 Black-headed Gull (large numbers feeding on grazing marshes), 30 Common Gull (feeding on winter wheat ), 80 Rook (count of nests around Coombe House) [Murray Orchard]

Marden, 16:00 to 16:00, Blustery with heavy showers
1 Peregrine Falcon (Flying S-SW), 50 Fieldfare [David Errey]

Cooling Marshes, 14:00 to 16:30, Increasingly heavy rain/hail showers, occasional sunshine, fresh W wind.
110 Shelduck (mostly around Salt Bay), 2 Marsh Harrier (near Egypt Bay / Decoy Fleet), 1 Buzzard, 4 Little Ringed Plover (near Egpyt Bay), 75 Curlew, 17 Stock Dove, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat (pair) [Murray Orchard]

Hayesden, 14:00 to 18:00
4 Mandarin Duck, 5 Lapwing, 1 Little Owl, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat (female), 1 Wheatear (male), 1 Coal Tit, 7 Yellowhammer [Andy Appleton]

Bough Beech Reservoir, 11:30 to 12:30, Dry but windy
3 Greylag Goose, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Barn Owl (Visitor centre nest box), 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Jackdaw [Tom Gordon]

Penshurst, 11:30 to 11:30
1 Red Kite (Gliding south over Medway.), 4 Buzzard (Soaring together.) [John Guiver]

Conyer, 11:00 to 12:30, partly cloudy with brisk, fresh W wind and showers moving through
3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, 10 Skylark (+), 20 Meadow Pipit (+) [James Massey]

East Peckham, 10:45 to 12:05, Sun, partial cloud, passing showers
6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 36 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 18 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff [Andy Lees]

Whetsted Gravel Pits, 10:00 to 12:00, Breezy, mostly sunny.
3 Goldeneye (Ducks on central pit, drake on island pit.), 3 Chiffchaff (Two singing.) [Peter Davies]

TR1052, 09:40 to 11:40
1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 7 Chaffinch, 13 Brambling, 5 Goldfinch, 10 Siskin [Russ Blackman]

Cliffe, 09:30 to 13:30, Sunshine with cloud, fresh W wind. Heavy hail shower.Coverage included Alpha/Timber lakes, West Court Farm, N Quarry and RSPB Reserve.
1 Egyptian Goose (W/C Farm), 605 Wigeon (20 W/C Farm, 400 Timber Lake, 185 RSPB reserve ), 55 Gadwall (50 RSPB reserve on BB3), 6 Pintail (RSPB reserve), 285 Shoveler (RSPB reserve - BBPs), 84 Pochard (64 Alpha, 20 N Quarry), 11 Goldeneye (female on Alpha, 7(2m) N Quarry, 3(1m) RSPB reserve - Ski Pool), 2 Red-necked Grebe (Alpha Pool, well advanced into summer plumage), 1 Little Egret (RSPB reserve), 1 Water Rail (Timber Lake), 48 Avocet (RSPB reserve - on islands), 60 Golden Plover (RSPB reserve - BBPs), 22 Mediterranean Gull (RSPB reserve - on islands), 3 White Wagtail (W/C Farm), 15 Pied Wagtail (W/C Farm), 1 Fieldfare (W/C Farm), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Timber Lake) [Murray Orchard]

TQ7450, 09:00 to 09:00
2 Raven (Flew NW) [Alan Pavey]

TQ8944, 08:00 to 09:30, Sunny with patchy cloud - NW breeze
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit (Also Great and Blue Tits), 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper [Neil Burt]

Furnace Pond, 07:15 to 09:45
2 Greylag Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck (a pair), 2 Mallard (drakes), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Woodcock, 120 Black-headed Gull (over n/west), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 12 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark (singing), 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtail, 80 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff (singing), 3 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 20 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin (over south), 40 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch [Stephen Mills]

Tudeley Woods, 07:00 to 09:00
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Siskin, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch [Martin Garwood]

Wouldham, 06:30 to 16:30
2 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail hunting over west bank at 0635), 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Woodcock (at Peters Pit reserve), 2 Curlew, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Raven [Ian Shepherd]

North Foreland, 05:45 to 09:30, With Simon Mount
49 Red-throated Diver (S), 65 Great Crested Grebe (Offshore ), 1 Spoonbill (SW), 3 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Great Skua (S), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (N), 43 Meadow Pipit (N), 2 Grey Wagtail (N), 1 White Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart (adult male), 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 2 Great Tit (N), 13 Rook (N), 2 Raven, 120 Chaffinch (N), 14 Siskin (N) [Barry Hunt]

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