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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

12-1-18 Black-necked grebe x 1 (West Lake), Water rail x 1 (Willow Hide area), mistle thrush x 1 (singing in the car park area). 10-1-18 Black-necked grebe x 1 (near Clay Spit), shelduck x 1, little egret x 1, common snipe x 37, wigeon x 22, Egyptian goose x 9, little grebe x 10. Monthly transect also on this date:…

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Oare Marshes

January 9th 07:35-09:35 Cloudy and calm. Two Chiffchaffs were calling from the trees by the flooded car park. A flock of 17 Greylag Geese came in from the west and settled on the east flood where Tufted Duck numbers had risen to 44. A female Gadwall was with Mallard on the west scrape. A Redwing was feeding with Blackbirds in…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

20-12-17 Reed bunting x 73 (left roost between 6:45 and 8:15 at Slingsby Hide), common snipe x 48 (seen from Tyler Hide). 17-12-17 Little egret x 10, common snipe x 25, teal x 57, lesser redpoll x 1, siskin x 20, nuthatch x 1. From Tyler hide a sparrowhaw was seen predating a common snipe from one of the islands.…

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Oare Marshes

08:15-12:45 Cloudy, light westerly wind, low tide rising. The adult Long-billed Dowitcher was on the east flood. There were 12 Pintail on the flood and, as the tide rose, one Ringed Plover, six Grey Plovers, a Knot and 19 Bar-tailed Godwits, with hundreds of Dunlin, joined the flocks of Golden Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits and Redshanks. Only one male Ruff was…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

3-12-17 Reed bunting x 42 (7a.m-8a.m.left roost seen from Slingsby Hide), jackdaw x 1200 (left roost at 7:05 a.m. from School Wood), crows and jackdaws x 150 (left roost at Alder Carr at 7:25 a.m.), cormorant x 54 (passed Slingsby Hide from roost on East Lake), common snipe x 5, Bewick swan x 9 (6 Adults and 3 juveniles, on…

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Oare Marshes

The two Long-billed Dowitchers remained until 1st but only the adult has been reported since. The drake Green-winged Teal was seen again on the east flood on 3rd but is proving very elusive. Other birds of note have included a flock of 14 Siskins flying west on 28th, a Short-eared Owl on 29th, a Bittern, a Spoonbill and a Jack…

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Oare Marshes

27th November 11.00 to 15.00 Dry but cold! Male Green-winged Teal still present roosting among the Teal. The most surprising event was when we were watching the Long-billed Dowicher and doing a double take – as TWO Long-billed Dowitchers were feeding together on the East Flood! We only had one compact camera between us but managed this shot. Trevor Manship,…

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