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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

13-6-18 Lapwing x 2 families:  one with 2 recently hatched chicks and one with 3 part grown chicks (all seen from Tyler Hide). Heronry update: nest 1: one juvenile, nest 2 abandoned, nest 3: two juveniles, nest 4: adult sitting tight. Monthly Transect Common buzzard x 1, stock dove x 1, woodpigeon x 21, rose-ringed parakeet x 2, green woodpecker…

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Oare Marshes

June 1st 2018: “The weather was very humid and stuffy, a light breeze came from the Swale across the floods. There were plenty of thermals around. The estuary itself on the Oare side was surprisingly bare apart from a few Black-Headed Gulls wading in the shallows. The West Flood had several groups of Mallard and also a group of Greylag…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

29-5-18 Mute swan x 3 (all immature),  shelduck x 3, reed warbler x 5 (1 at Tyler Hide, 4 at Slingsby Hide), 28-5-18 Common sandpiper x 1 (West Lake), little ringed plover x 3, grey wagtail x 2, swift x 5. 27-5-18 Dartford Ringing Group set up mist nets in the fishermen’s car park area and down to the goat…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

23-5-18 Kingfisher x 1 (flew in front of Willow Hide), bullfinch x 2 (calling on the way to Tyler Hide right side of path), sand martin x 4. Heron nest number 1: (2 juveniles left on nest).   20-5-18 Including Webs count Mute swan x 1, greylag goose x 25, Canada goose x 79, Egyptian goose x 3, cormorant x…

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Oare Marshes

I spent an enjoyable couple of hours yesterday and today at Oare Marshes, my first birding trips since last November in Costa Rica. Both days were sunny and warm but with quite a sharp wind on the sea wall. Both days were also fairly quiet birding but, I can add a few to the year list. On both days a…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

7-5-18 Kingfisher x 1 (Eastern end of Reserve), sand martin x 2, Grey Heron update: nest 1 has 2 juveniles, nest two abandoned, nest 3 one adult on nest and nest 4 only part built with 2 adults by the nest. 6-5-18 Kingfisher x 1, reed warbler x 8, shelduck x 4, little ringed plover x 5, grey heron 4th…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

16-4-18 Grey wagtail x 1 (calling behind the Visitor Centre, West Lake). 15-4-18 Webs count Mute swan x 1, greylag goose x 72, Canada goose x 114, Egyptian goose x 4, Cormorant x 4, Grey Heron x 3 (on 3 nests and 1 chick seen at nest number 1), great crested grebe x 20, black-necked grebe x 4 (in summer…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

11-4-18 (foggy morning) Yellow wagtail x 1 (from Tyler Hide, was there all morning), lapwing x 11, green sandpiper x 1, common snipe x 6, little ringed plover x 5, reed bunting x 3, little grebe x 1, willow warbler x 2 (including one at cross roads, i.e. near Carter Hide), nuthatch x 1, brambling x 4 (in alders near…

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