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Thursday 11 July 2024

(20:00 to 21:00) dry light cloud light wind [Ian Lister]  Map

10+ Swift

Oare Marshes (14:10 to 19:20) Cloudy with sunny intervals. Starting calm then light NE'ly breeze. HT 16.25 [Damon Smith]  Map

Mute Swan, 10 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 1 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 52 Avocet, 80 Lapwing, 20 Whimbrel (16 EF & 4 over EF), 1290 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 18 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 240 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 340 Black-headed Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Corn Bunting

Dunk's Green (10:00 to 10:30) dry bright light wind [Ian Lister]  Map

Swift (seen from bus)

North Foreland (05:45 to 07:45) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Two observers. Highlights only. WSW F3, visibility 9500m with strong glare [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

32 Common Scoter (2N, 30S), 46 Swift (South), 1 Dunlin (In-off, overhead, calling.), 22 Mediterranean Gull (18S, 4 present), 19 Sandwich Tern (South), 1 Gannet (South), 1 Kestrel (North through the windfarm)

Cliffe Pools Low tide [Stephen Gatley]  Map

6+ Shoveler, c25 Gadwall (Including a brood of 8 young), 2 Teal, c40 Tufted Duck (Including 4 broods totalling 9 young), 1 Stock Dove (Heard), 1 Water Rail (Juvenile on BB3), 12 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover (On BB5), c140 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff (On BB3/4), 10 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper (On BB3), 1 Spotted Redshank (On BB4), 4 Greenshank, 2 Stonechat (Pair), 1 Greenfinch, c15 Linnet, 2 Corn Bunting

Gillingham Overcast and warm. 17:10. [Michael Norman]  Map

45 Swift (Over our garden feeding, possibly on flying ants.), 34 Grey Plover (Flying south east.), 3 Great Tit (On feeders), 75+ House Sparrow (On feeders, 40% young birds.), 2 Dunnock

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Oare Marshes (13:45 to 17:45) Mostly sunny with a brisk SW'ly breeze. HT 15.45 [Damon Smith]  Map

Mute Swan, 37 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 41 Avocet, 44 Lapwing, 960 Black-tailed Godwit (Including first juveniles of the year), 1 Ruff, 10 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 340 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (EF), 200 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Tern, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail

Whetsted Gravel Pits (Paddock Wood) (11:00 to 12:00) [Peter Davies]  Map

Turtle Dove (Purring from overhead lines near disused works area.)

North Foreland (05:45 to 07:45) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Two observers. Highlights only. SW F4, visibility generally 9500m [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

48 Common Scoter (South), 20 Swift (South), 2 Mediterranean Gull (South), 11 Sandwich Tern (2N, 9S), 8 Gannet (1N, 7S), 10 Swallow (South)

Oare Marshes (05:00 to 12:00) Sunny intervals and a freshening SW breeze. Temp. up to 20C. LT circa 10:00. With RR. [Murray Wright]  Map

Cuckoo (silent bird in UC), 2 Turtle Dove (+ still 'purring'), 52 Avocet (on EF), 2 Little Ringed Plover (ads. on EF), 2 Whimbrel (on mud), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (on mud at mouth of FC), 1 Ruff (male on EF), 14 Dunlin (on EF), 2 Green Sandpiper (on EF), 4 Greenshank (on EF), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (moulting ad. on mud E of slipway still), 1 Red-backed Shrike (superb male found in bushes close to sea wall between DD and UC circa 08:55 and showing well - the first here since a male on 7th June 2007!), 5 Corn Bunting (between DD and UC)

Tuesday 9 July 2024

Coldharbour (Reculver) (09:00) Matt Hindle [Chris Hindle]  Map

Goosander (female still in Coldharbour)

North Foreland (05:45 to 08:45) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch plus extra time. Three observers. Highlights only. ESE F4, visibility 8000m [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

139 Common Scoter (1N, 138S), 24 Swift (South), 1 Cuckoo (Continuing adult, third day present), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Sandwich Tern (South), 27 Gannet (South), 35 Swallow (Mainly juveniles, all South)

Oare Marshes (05:00 to 10:45) Warm, humid and cloudy with light rain on and off and a gentle S breeze. Temp. up to 18C. LT circa 09:15. With GJAB, AE and RS. [Murray Wright]  Map

Tufted Duck (pair on EF), 3 Turtle Dove (ads.), 4 Water Rail (ads. around EF), 58 Avocet (on EF), 1 Little Ringed Plover (ad. on EF), 3 Whimbrel (on mud), 5 Ruff (males on EF then flew W circa 06:00 - one of same or another then back on EF mid-morning), 1 Common Sandpiper (on mud W of slipway), 3 Green Sandpiper (on EF), 4 Greenshank (on EF early a.m., five on HS later), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (moulting ad. on mud E of slipway still), 65 Mediterranean Gull (one loose flock of mostly ads. E along the Swale), 1 Cattle Egret (flew E circa 06:30), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher (flew S along FC), 2 Stonechat (male and juv. nr. EH again)

Conyer [Nigel McCarley]  Map

Whimbrel, 1 Whimbrel, 23 Common Tern, 23 Common Tern, 1 Hobby, 1 Hobby

Monday 8 July 2024

Oare Marshes (17:00 to 18:00) Overcast & calm with very light rain. HT 14.25 [Damon Smith]  Map

51 Lapwing, 1260 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank

Langdon Cliffs (near Dover) (09:15 to 11:30) [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Honey Buzzard (In-off mobbed by two Raven)

Harty (Sheppey) (06:30) [Derek Faulkner]  Map

Great White Egret (Capel corner, Harty road)

Reculver (05:30 to 12:30) [Chris Hindle]  Map

1100 Swift (moving W), 1 Little Ringed Plover (flying W), 1 Hobby, 140 Sand Martin (on telephone wires, mainly juveniles from the Bishopstone colony)

North Foreland Daily, standardised two hour seawatch plus extra time. Three observers. Highlights only. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

15 Common Scoter (1N, 14S), 5 Swift (South (all day)), 1 Cuckoo, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (All 1CY birds), 20 Sandwich Tern (5N, 15S), 10 Gannet (1N, 9s), 1 Hobby (In-off)

Sunday 7 July 2024

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (13:00 to 15:00) heavy rain at times [Barry Wright]  Map

Cuckoo, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Flamingo Pool (FP)), 4 Little Ringed Plover (BB4), 2 Whimbrel (Flamingo Pool), 3 Ruff (BB4), 2 Dunlin (Flamingo Pool), 1 Common Sandpiper (Flamingo Pool), 1 Spotted Redshank (BB4), 6 Greenshank (Radar Pool), 38 Mediterranean Gull

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (10:30 to 12:45) Cloudy,sunny intervals,showers and cool [Iain Black]  Map

Curlew, 180+ Black-tailed Godwit (BB4 flew in from marsh), 1 Ruff (BB4), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank (BB4), 2 Greenshank, 26 Common Tern (4 AON), 4 Bearded Tit

Chamber's Wall (Reculver) (07:45 to 09:45) walk to Coldharbour [Chris Hindle]  Map

Goosander (female in Coldharbour), 168 Swift (flying W), 8 Avocet (the third pair to successfully hatch young in Coldharbour this year), 9 Skylark (singing males)

North Foreland (05:20) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Three observers. Highlights only. SW F4. Visibility improved from 6000m to 9500m second hour [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Common Scoter (South), 91 Swift (South), 11 Mediterranean Gull, 51 Sandwich Tern (7N, 44S), 1 Arctic Tern (South in with Sandwich Terns), 6 Gannet (3N, 3S)

Oare Marshes (05:00 to 10:00) A sunny start, but soon clouding over with showers arriving later and a freshening SW breeze. Temp. up to 15C. LT circa 08:15. With SC. [Murray Wright]  Map

Turtle Dove (incl. one fresh juv. - presumably locally bred?), 40 Avocet (on EF), 2 Whimbrel (on mud), 1 Snipe (on EF), 1 Green Sandpiper (on EF), 1 Greenshank (on EF), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (moulting ad. on mud E of slipway again), 6 Mediterranean Gull (on mud. incl. one juv.), 2 Sandwich Tern (W along Swale), 10 Common Tern (along Swale incl. one juv.), 1 Barn Owl, 2 Hobby, 3 Sand Martin (flew S)

Saturday 6 July 2024

Oare Marshes (13:20 to 16:25) Mostly sunny with one heavy shower. Strong W'ly breeze. HT 13.00 [Damon Smith]  Map

Mute Swan, 7 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 4 Moorhen (1 adult & 3 chicks), 40 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 34 Avocet, 8 Lapwing, 760 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 140 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Cormorant, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

Kingston (near Barham) (08:00 to 12:00) [Chris Powell]  Map

4653 Swift (Amazing inland movement of birds heading west. Counted looking from Kingston towards Bishopstone.), 1 Hobby

North Foreland (06:00 to 08:00) Daily, standardised two hour sea-watch. Four observers. Highlights only. SW F5, visibility 7500m, milky further out [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Mallard (South), 151 Swift (South), 1 Kittiwake (North), 5 Mediterranean Gull, 30 Sandwich Tern (4N, 26S), 11 Gannet (3N, 8S)

Friday 5 July 2024

Oare Marshes (12:30 to 13:45) Overcast with constant showers. Moderate SW'ly breeze. HT 12.15 [Damon Smith]  Map

Mute Swan, 8 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 1 Moorhen, 42 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 31 Avocet, 4 Lapwing, 990 Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Redshank, 180 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 3 Cormorant, 1 Pied Wagtail

East Malling (09:00 to 10:00) [Mike Puxley]  Map

12 Swallow (6 pairs located on various buildings assoc with paddocks in East Malling)

ARC Pits (Dungeness) (08:45 to 11:15) rain [Chris Gillard]  Map

Garganey, 4 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon (Other ducks included Pochard Tufted Mallard and Gadwall), 4 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Avocet (also Lapwing and Oystercatcher present), 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Tern, 1 Marsh Harrier

North Foreland (05:05 to 07:05) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

2514 Swift (South. Similar large southerly movements in early July 2023 but not in 2022.), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern (1N, 10S), 7 Gannet (2N, 5S)

North Foreland (05:05 to 07:35) [John Carnell]  Map

2514 Swift (Constant stream coming in from the sea (east) heading SW inland.)

Thursday 4 July 2024

Oare Marshes (12:45 to 16:35) Sunny with a moderate SW'ly breeze. HT 11.25 [Damon Smith]  Map

Mute Swan, 1 Moorhen, 41 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 22 Avocet, 27 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel (Over EF), 890 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 170 Redshank, 150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Glossy Ibis (EF 16.30 to 16.35 when it flew S & then W), 1 Spoonbill, 1 Hobby, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail

North Foreland (05:40 to 07:40) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Three observers. Highlights only. West F4, visibility 8000m with strong glare [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Mallard (South, in-off), 115 Swift (66 South, 59 feeding around lighthouse), 7 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Sandwich Tern (South), 19 Gannet (1N, 18S, includes second 1CY individual of year), 1 Kestrel (South, in-off)

Littlebrook [Stephen Gatley]  Map

10 Mute Swan (Pair and 7 young), 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Swift, 6 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with 3 young and a young bird on another lake), 2+ Reed Warbler (Singing males), 1 Greenfinch (Heard)

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Oare Marshes (10:35 to 13:30) Overcast with the odd light shower. Moderate S'ly breeze. HT 10.35 [Damon Smith]  Map

Mute Swan, 11 Shelduck, 7 Swift, 1 Cuckoo (Still calling), 1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 33 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 23 Avocet, 5 Lapwing, 5 Whimbrel (Over EF), 720 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 320 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (EF), 190 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reculver (09:00) [Chris Hindle]  Map

Hobby (flying high out to sea and then low in to hunt at Sand Martin colony)

North Foreland (05:45 to 07:45) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. WNW F4, visibility ranged 3000-6000m precipitation dependent. Sea state 2 [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Common Scoter (South), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern (South), 7 Gannet (1N, 6S)

Oare Marshes (05:00 to 10:30) Calm and cloudy with light rain on and off, a light SW breeze picking up. Hunid - temp.up to 17C. HT circa 10:45. Eith RM and RR. [Murray Wright]  Map

Shoveler (female with nine young on EF), 2 Cuckoo (male and female still), 2 Turtle Dove (+), 4 Water Rail (+ ads on EF, plus one well grown chick), 2 Grey Plover (over EF), 3 Whimbrel (on mud), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (on mud at mouth of FC, plus several on HS), 15 Knot (non-breeding plumage birds on EF), 8 Dunlin (summer plumage birds on EF), 1 Snipe (on EF), 2 Green Sandpiper (on EF), 1 Greenshank (on EF), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad. on mud E of slipway until 07:30 then moved to EF.), 2 Mediterranean Gull (ads. on EF), 1 Barn Owl

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