Author: Michael

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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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

6-4-18 Ringed plover x 1, little ringed plover x 2 (from Tyler Hide), chiffchaffs and blackcaps singing, siskin x 3, reed bunting singing at Tyler reedbed. Carried out water rail survey and none responded to the call. 5-4-18 Little ringed plover x 2. 4-4-18 Little ringed plover x 4, common tern x 1 (East Lake), blackcap x 2, grey heron…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

18-3-18 Lesser spotted woodpecker seen on 9th March, by Jesse Stow. 29-3-18 Black-tailed godwit x 1 (from Tyler Hide), lesser spotted woodpecker x 1 (heard drumming in the goat paddock), chiffchaff x 7, blackcap x 1 (singing WL), siskin x 15, redwing x 1, coal tit x 1, lapwings displaying in front of Tyler Hide.   other interesting sightings for…

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Oare Marshes

My partner and I spent 4 hours at Oare Marshes on Saturday 25th March, from 7.45 – 12.00. We read the year list and realised that if it is up to date, we can add a couple of species – a single Corn Bunting, near Uplees Copse and two Jackdaws flew over, heading west. We had a Chiffchaff singing in…

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

9-3-18 (including Monthly transect). Lesser-spotted woodpecker x 1 female (on the alders on the lake side near Tyler, great spotted woodpecker in the same area too), sparrowhawk x 1, common buzzard x 1, stock dove x 6, woodpigeon x 36, green woodpecker x 1, great spotted woodpecker x 4, wren x 21, dunnock x 7, robin x 33, blackbird x 20, song…

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