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Monday 9 May 2022

ARC Pits/RSPB Reserve (Dungeness) (13:15 to 15:30) Dry bright warm [Chris Gillard]  Map

10 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 8 Tufted Duck, 5+ Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Woodpecker

Motney-Otterham (12:00 to 14:00) Warm sunny breezy [Dave Willis]  Map

53 Brent Goose, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Little Grebe (Heard), 5 Avocet, 1 Whimbrel, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat

Capstone Road Country Park (Chatham) (11:15 to 11:45) Clear and bright [David Hale]  Map

Common Sandpiper , 5 Tufted Duck

Oare Marshes (08:30 to 14:15) Warm SE breeze; cloud 4/8 ; haze (obs with DP) Brown Args; Small Heath;first Odonata [Mike Roser]  Map

Garganey (W flood ( thks SC)), 8 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (E flood-SE corner), 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby (late to the party (per AF !)), 5 Cetti's Warbler (round site), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Nightingale (rear W flood)

Sunday 8 May 2022

Underriver (Sevenoaks) (17:30 to 19:15) Rooks Hill to Wilmot Cottage. Clear, calm, 20 deg C [Dave de Silva]  Map

Cuckoo, 2 Common Buzzard, 20 Rook, 20 Rook (Occupied Rookery), 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Treecreeper, 1+ Bullfinch, 10 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch

Collard's Lake (Stodmarsh) (10:30 to 11:30) [Brendan Ryan]  Map

13 Tufted Duck, 7 Swift, 42 Coot, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk (carrying food), 15 Hobby, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Yellowhammer

Stodmarsh/Grove Ferry (10:30 to 15:30) Warm & sunny [Kevin Duvall]  Map

12 Swift, 16 Hobby (Minimum count)

Stodmarsh (06:30 to 10:00) [Brendan Ryan]  Map

Egyptian Goose (plus 4 young), 3 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 18 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Wheatear (male)

Oare Marshes (06:00 to 09:30) Mostly sunny with an ENE breeze. Temp. up to 13C. HT circa 05:45. [Murray Wright]  Map

Garganey (drake still on WF), 1 Cuckoo (singing male), 1 Wood Sandpiper (on saltmarsh W of slipway at 07:25 then flew W), 25 Common Tern (circa), 5 Swallow (over cottages), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males), 1 Nightingale (singing male), 3 Yellow Wagtail (+)

Bough Beech Reservoir [Daniel Hale]  Map

Cuckoo, 1 Lapwing, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (On feeder near oast), 2 Kestrel, 15 Swallow, 1 Red-rumped Swallow (Not spotted by me seen the day before as well), 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest (Singing)

Conyer [Keith Privett]  Map

Cuckoo, 3 Turtle Dove, 200+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Nightingale (Singing males)

Oare Marshes [Keith Privett]  Map

Stock Dove, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Tern, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Bearded Tit, 4 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting

Penshurst Place (Park Farm area) [John Guiver]  Map

Moorhen, 1 Lapwing (display flight.), 1 House Martin (in old nest.), 12 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Garden Warbler (in song), 3 Mistle Thrush, 25 Linnet

Saturday 7 May 2022

Faversham (18:30 to 19:30) Sunny with patchy cloud - The Brents - early evening [Richard Drew]  Map

3+ Swift (Max 3 seen together circling from Davington over The Brents and Ham Farm)

Worth Minnis/Lydden Valley Marshes (13:00 to 15:30) Sunny, warm, variable cloud. Light NE breeze [Murray Orchard]  Map

Mute Swan (Bird on nest), 3 Teal (Drake and two ducks), 15+ Tufted Duck, 1 Turtle Dove (Seen and heard purring along Pinnock Wall), 2 Oystercatcher, 18 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 76 Black-tailed Godwit (Large pool near Pinnock Wall), 1 Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper (Large pool near Pinnock Wall), 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby

Faversham Creek (10:00 to 12:00) Overcast becoming Sunny - Mainly Abbeyfields, Mainly with ShaunT [Richard Drew]  Map

Moorhen, 4 Grey Heron (All overhead), 1 Common Buzzard (Very pale individual towards Goodnestone/Graveney), 1 Swallow, 1+ Cetti's Warbler (One (possibly 2) moving up Thorne Sluice and showing well), 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler (One giving very clear views), 6+ Reed Warbler (Very accomodating for good views), 4+ Blackcap (Singing well - mainly near path from creek to Cardox), 5+ Whitethroat, 1 Nightingale (Singing briefly from Cardox), 5+ Chaffinch, 3+ Goldfinch, 2+ Yellowhammer (Horse Paddock)

Seasalter Marshes RSPB (09:15 to 11:30) Cloudy, mild, calm. [Murray Orchard]  Map

Shelduck (Monkshill Farm), 1 Shoveler (Drake on pool, Monkshill Farm), 1 Cuckoo (Whitstable Bay Estate), 1 Lapwing (Sitting bird, Monkshill Farm), 1 Sparrowhawk (Bird carrying prey, Whitstable Bay Estate), 1 Hobby (Monkshill Farm), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male, Whitstable Bay Estate)

Kenardington (09:00) Bright, mild, calm [Michael Henty]  Map

Turtle Dove (By rail crossing heard but not seen), 2 Yellowhammer (By rail crossing)

Conningbrook Gravel Pits (07:00 to 08:59) [Kev Ellse]  Map

Mute Swan, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 9 Goldfinch, 4 Yellowhammer

Bockhill (06:20 to 11:00) [Brendan Ryan]  Map

Shelduck, 3 Swift, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail

Oare Marshes (05:50 to 10:35) Overcast and cloudy with a few spots of rain first thing. Calm and humid. Temp up to 16C. HT circa 05:00. With RR, SC and YW. [Murray Wright]  Map

Garganey (drake still on WF), 2 Cuckoo (singing males W of cottages), 1 Turtle Dove (male in trees near weathervane), 25 Whimbrel (+), 5 Bar-tailed Godwit (+), 200 Dunlin (circa on Horse Sands), 1 Jack Snipe (still on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock - showed well briefly, but still very elusive!), 1 Common Sandpiper (along Faversham creek), 1 Greenshank, 25 Common Tern (+ fishing around Horse Sands), 6 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff (singing male), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males), 2 Nightingale (singing males in scrub W of cottages), 5 Yellow Wagtail

Gillingham Overcast and warm, 18:00. [Michael Norman]  Map

Swift (Over our garden first of year.)

Grove Ferry [Keith Privett]  Map

Stock Dove, 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Nightingale, 1 Bullfinch

New Hythe Lakes Bright [Alan Woodcock]  Map

35 Nightingale (24 singing Country Park,11 Brookland lake Abbey Meads), 6 Nightingale, 3 Nightingale

Friday 6 May 2022

Trottiscliffe (17:00 to 17:10) [Michael Easterbrook]  Map

red kite

Faversham Creek (15:00 to 17:30) Sunny warm - Mainly Abbeyfields, minly with AJF [Richard Drew]  Map

Mediterranean Gull (OverheadS), 2 Common Buzzard (Out beyond solar farm), 2 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat, 1 Nightingale (Singing well from), 3 Yellowhammer

Northward Hill RSPB Reserve (14:00 to 16:00) Sunny & very warm [Iain Black]  Map

Cuckoo, 2 Little Owl, 4 Hobby, 4+ Whitethroat

Eldridge’s Lock(Hadlow) (10:30 to 11:00) Sunny,Warm,Little Cloud,Westerly breeze [Alan Wells]  Map

Turtle Dove

Oare Marshes (08:45 to 09:15) sunny and warm [Mike Roser]  Map

11 Gadwall (flock of drakes circuiting marsh. Non-breeders? parents -in-waiting ?), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (roadside W scrub), 1 Nightingale (full throttle; rear west side main scrub)

06:45 Motney Hill Bright and warm [Michael Norman]

Turtle Dove (On wires.)

Chartham Mill [Chris Powell]  Map

Pink-footed Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Swift, 1 House Martin

Elmley NNR Corn bunting 1 [Michael Norman]  Map

Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 23 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 115 Avocet, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 23 Common Tern, 1 Glossy Ibis, 8 Common Buzzard, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Kestrel, 5 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Reed Bunting

Kennington [Keith Privett]  Map

Common Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest

Penshurst Place (Park Farm area) [John Guiver]  Map

Cuckoo, 7 Skylark, 1 Willow Warbler (in song), 6 Garden Warbler (in song), 1 Wheatear (female)

Thursday 5 May 2022

Tonbridge (20:00 to 20:00) Tonbridge- Pen Stream woodland walk [Dave de Silva]  Map

Willow Warbler (Singing bird present since mid-April)

Tonbridge (15:20 to 15:45) [Martin Garwood]  Map

Hobby (high over town centre)

Ham Marshes (Faversham) (12:30 to 13:30) Sunny and calm [Richard Drew]  Map

Mute Swan (One nest building), 3 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 2 Pochard (Pair on long pool adjacent to creek), 2 Little Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Swallow (round white farm house), 7 Reed Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting

Stodmarsh (11:30 to 14:30) [David Jessop]  Map

Greylag Goose, 1 Pheasant, 3 Lapwing, 2 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier (Max at one time- probably more), 3 Hobby (Max at one time- probably more), 3 Rook, 2 Reed Warbler (Max at one time- probably more)

ARC Pits/RSPB Reserve (Dungeness) (11:00 to 13:30) [Martin Garwood]  Map

Whimbrel, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Hobby

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (11:00 to 16:00) Variable cloud, warm and sunny. Becoming calm. [Murray Orchard]  Map

Shoveler (Drake on BB4), 12 Gadwall (On BB4), 5 Teal (4 drakes 1 duck, on BB4), 4 Pochard (3 drakes and duck on BB3), 1 Cuckoo (At Coastguards), 40 Avocet (On BB5), 1 Ringed Plover (Sitting bird on Coastguards), 1 Little Ringed Plover (On Flamingo Pool), 10 Whimbrel (On pool or feeding in grass in front of Gill Moore viewpoint), 1 Curlew (On FP), 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Roosting on RP islands), 2 Greenshank (On FP), 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Hobby (Hunting over Coastguards), 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males around reserve), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing along BB track), 1 Nightingale (Singing male in trees/scrub at Coastguards - first record for that area), 1 Whinchat (Female at Coastguards), 1 Wheatear

Rye Street (Cliffe) (10:30 to 10:30) Cloudy, mild, light NW breeze [Murray Orchard]  Map

Corn Bunting (Two singing males on wires over fields between Cliffe and Rye Street)

Bourne Park (Bishopsbourne) (10:00 to 11:00) [R J Douthwaite]  Map

Swallow ((Lenhall Farm))

Burham (09:45 to 11:05) dry. Overcast at first but becoming warmer. Low tide. [Bill Stoneham]  Map

25 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 40 Mallard (including female with 9 young), 12 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 8 Oystercatcher, 6 Black-headed Gull, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 75+ Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 11 Magpie, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Long-tailed Tit (one carrying food), 1 Chiffchaff, 38 Reed Warbler (mostly heard), 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Wren, 75+ Starling, 10 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 1 Nightingale (singing loudly on paper mill side), 9 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Royal Military Canal at Kenardington (09:30 to 10:30) [Keith Privett]  Map

Cuckoo, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Courting pair), 1 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Near railway crossing), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nightingale (Near railway crossing), 2 Pied Wagtail (Pair), 1 Bullfinch

Sandwich Bay (08:00 to 08:10) Clear. [Peter Blanche]  Map

Osprey (Pictures available.)

Faversham Creek (07:30 to 08:30) Sunny and calm - Abbeyfields - Thornden Sluice - Standard Quay [Richard Drew]  Map

Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler (Singing well from bushes on path alongside Cardox & field), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat (Most displaying and singing well), 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

Cliffe Fleet (07:10 to 09:00) Clear and sunny but clouding over, chilly early on but becoming warmer. Light NW breeze. WBBS survey [Murray Orchard]  Map

25 Greylag Goose (One with 5 goslings), 6 Mallard (Duck seen with 13 ducklings), 4 Pochard (At least one pair), 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby (Hunting along sea wall), 1+ Bearded Tit (At least one heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male), 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing males), 33 Reed Warbler (Singing males), 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Reed Bunting (Five males)

South Swale LNR (07:00 to 12:30) initial 10deg; fresh NW then spiralling temps.Low Tide (71 seals Horse Sands) [Mike Roser]  Map

Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Swallow (west), 2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Corn Bunting (song)

Cliffe Marshes (06:30 to 10:00) Cloudy, increasingly warm, light NW breeze [Murray Orchard]  Map

Wheatear, 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males between Ryestreet track and Cliffe Fleet)

Broomfield (03:27 to 03:27) Cloudy, light winds [Marc Heath]  Map

Quail (Sound recorded over Broomfield, Herne Bay at 03:27. )

[Mike Gould]

Ring Ouzel

Brokes Mill Farm [John Guiver]  Map

Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Skylark, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing)

Cliffe Pools [Stephen Gatley]  Map

Shoveler (4 drakes), 15 Gadwall (12 drakes), 2 Cuckoo (Calling males), c30 Great Crested Grebe (Including 2 in North Quarry), c60 Avocet, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2+ Common Buzzard (Including a displaying bird), 1 Green Woodpecker (Near South Quarry), 1 Hobby, 9+ Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 17+ Reed Warbler (Singing males), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male), c4 Nightingale (Singing males), 1 Wheatear

Penshurst Place (Park Farm area) misty [John Guiver]  Map

Mallard (female & 3 ducklings), 1 Cuckoo, 2 Stock Dove, 7 Skylark, 4 Whitethroat, 14 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer

Tonbridge [Martin Garwood]  Map

Hobby (high over the town)

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (16:00 to 17:30) Mostly overcast, mild, SW 2 [Murray Orchard]  Map

Shoveler (BB4/5 - 6 drakes, 1 duck), 10 Gadwall (BB4), 4 Teal (BB4), 2 Pochard (BB2 - both drakes), 128 Avocet (BB4/5 - several sitting birds), 2 Grey Plover (Flying N over reserve), 1 Ringed Plover (Sitting bird at Coastguards ), 2 Little Ringed Plover (BB5), 7 Whimbrel (In front of Gill Moore viewpoint), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Flying N over reserve with Grey Plover), 67 Black-tailed Godwit (BB4), 3 Dunlin (BB4), 1 Hobby, 1 Wheatear (Coastguards )

South Swale LNR (13:30 to 14:15) Drizzle quickly turning to heavy rain [Richard Drew]  Map

Avocet (Flying over beach), 11 Turnstone, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 2 Reed Warbler (heard), 3 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Shingleton Farm (Knowlton) (13:00 to 13:30) [Matt Hindle]  Map

Turtle Dove

Boughton Monchelsea (12:20 to 12:25) Mild and dry but overcast [Bill Stoneham]  Map

Kestrel (eastern end of The Quarries)

Brogdale Farm (Faversham) (10:30 to 10:40) rain easing; warm and humid [Mike Roser]  Map

Common Buzzard (high;calling;drifting NW)

Biddenden (10:00 to 10:15) Calm [Peter Dale]  Map

Cuckoo

Dunorlan Park (Tunbridge Wells) (09:30 to 10:00) [John Guiver]  Map

Nightingale (singing from thicket behind play park. Definite 'jug, jug, jug' notes.)

Stodmarsh (09:00 to 11:30) [Brendan Ryan]  Map

25 Shoveler, 33 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Turtle Dove, 11 Lapwing, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Common Tern

East Malling (08:00 to 08:00) Records from Manor Riding Stable paddocks [Mike Puxley]  Map

Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wheatear (Female), 1 Yellow Wagtail

Finberry (06:30) [Robert Carr]  Map

Black Redstart (singing from neighbour's roof before flying off)

Oare Marshes (06:30 to 10:30) Cloudy with light rain showers and a gentle SW breeze. Temp. up to 13C. LT circa 09:30. With RR and YW. [Murray Wright]  Map

Garganey (drake on WF still), 1 Cuckoo (singing male showing well), 1 Turtle Dove (male heard 'purring' and seen on weathervane again), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (three males), 1 Ruff (black-headed male on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock again), 1 Jack Snipe (still on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock, but very elusive - thanks to RR), 1 Wood Sandpiper (on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock per RR), 2 Common Tern, 20 Sand Martin (+), 100 Swallow (+), 2 House Martin (+), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males), 1 Nightingale (singing male), 3 Yellow Wagtail (+)

Reculver (06:00 to 10:00) Reculver Marshes north of the railway line with Matt Hindle [Chris Hindle]  Map

Cuckoo, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 30 Sanderling, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 4 Mediterranean Gull (flying west), 1 Short-eared Owl, 33 Sand Martin (flying west), 77 Swallow (flying west), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 21 Yellow Wagtail (flying west), 1 Grey Wagtail (flying west), 1 Tree Pipit (flying west), 1 Rock Pipit, 60 Corn Bunting

Bradbourne Lakes (Sevenoaks) Raining [Daniel Hale]  Map

Kingfisher (Calling), 1 Kestrel (In flight ), 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Screaming at the top of a tree), 2 Grey Wagtail

East Malling Records from Manor Riding Stable paddocks [Mike Puxley]  Map

Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wheatear (Female), 1 Yellow Wagtail

River Medway at East Peckham (West) Clear skies and calm [Chris Combs]  Map

Turtle Dove

Sevenoaks [Daniel Hale]  Map

Goldcrest (One seen in pine trees 400 metres west of station rest heard calling)

Worth Marshes (Sandwich Bay) [Keith Privett]  Map

Stock Dove, 1 Black-winged Stilt, 15 Avocet, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Boughton Monchelsea (17:52 to 17:55) mild but overcast [Bill Stoneham]  Map

Swallow (Flying over The Quarries. First of the year.)

Oare Marshes (15:45 to 16:30) Overcast, light breeze. [Roger Clews]  Map

Hobby (Perched on post and dead tree, west side, throughout visit.)

Oare (Gunpowder Park) obs with DP (to inc Speckled Wood) (13:30 to 14:15) sheltered; cloud breaks; cool [Mike Roser]  Map

10 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 1 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail (nest site location; feeding young)

Ham Road Pits (Faversham) (13:00 to 13:30) Overcast [Richard Drew]  Map

Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 11 Chaffinch (Very active in hedgerow), 7 Goldfinch

Ham Road Farm (Faversham) (12:30 to 13:00) Overcast light breeze [Richard Drew]  Map

Greylag Goose, 4 Tufted Duck (pond north of farm), 6 Wood Pigeon, 15 Coot (on and around pond north of farm), 1 Little Grebe, 9 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull (overhead), 3 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow (Above pond), 1 House Martin (Above pond), 11 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 11 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch (leylandi), 7 Goldfinch (around barn), 5 Reed Bunting (in oilseed rape fields)

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (10:00 to 17:00) Overcast. [Gerald Roe]  Map

Garganey (Pair on Black barn 4 pool), 1 Cuckoo, 8 Whimbrel (2 on Flamingo Pool 6 at Gill Moor viewpoint), 2 Common Tern, 1 Wheatear (Coastguard Cottages site)

Oare Marshes (08:30 to 13:00) murk; cold N/NE breeze; poor viz--obs with DP (and GJAB part) Hare at Uplees [Mike Roser]  Map

12 Whimbrel (saltmarsh and flyovers), 1 Ruff (W side;smart, striking, dark bird), 1 Jack Snipe (W side;bouncing and bobbing; head on and profile;but elusive), 1 Greenshank (E flood), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (E flood), 1 Nightingale (song, Uplees copse), 4 Yellow Wagtail (W flood and entrance road)

Bekesbourne (06:00 to 06:15) [R J Douthwaite]  Map

Cuckoo

Haysden Lakes (Haysden) [Martin Garwood]  Map

Swallow, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat

Penshurst Place (Park Farm area) [John Guiver]  Map

Common Gull

Monday 2 May 2022

Tonbridge (17:45 to 19:30) Sherenden Farm, off Hartlake Rd. Overcast, still, 15 deg C [Dave de Silva]  Map

Egyptian Goose (2 pairs), 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 1+ Wheatear, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting (2 singing males)

Wraik Hill (07:30 to 07:45) calm; cloud 8/8 [Mike Roser]  Map

Lesser Whitethroat (song), 2 Nightingale (song)

Oare Marshes (06:15 to 11:00) Mostly cloudy, but calm and mild. Temp. up to circa 15C. LT circa 08:30. [Murray Wright]  Map

Garganey (drake on WF again), 1 Cuckoo (singing male), 1 Turtle Dove (male 'purring' from scrub W of cottages again), 20 Whimbrel (+), 1 Ruff (moulting male on WF), 1 Jack Snipe (still on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock per NB, DB and JB.), 2 Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper (still on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock still), 2 Greenshank (in Faversham creek), 2 Sandwich Tern (W along Swale), 1 Chiffchaff (singing male), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing male), 1 Nightingale (singing male), 3 Yellow Wagtail (along entrance road at the 'bends')

Allhallows [Stephen Gatley]  Map

Greylag Goose (Pair), 1+ Mediterranean Gull, 1 Blackcap (Singing male), 1 Whitethroat (Singing male), 1 Whinchat, 3 Linnet

Binney Marsh (Allhallows) [Stephen Gatley]  Map

Canada Goose (Pair), 1 Lapwing (Displaying bird), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing male), 1 Whitethroat (Singing male), 3 Linnet

Stoke Lagoon [Stephen Gatley]  Map

13 Greylag Goose (2 pairs with broods of 5 and 4 young), 12 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler (Both drakes), 11 Gadwall (2 pairs and 7 drakes), 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Reed Bunting (Male)

Yantlet Creek [Stephen Gatley]  Map

20 Brent Goose (Including 8 flying down Thames), 6 Mute Swan, 20 Shelduck, 6 Pochard (Including one flying over), 4 Little Grebe (In the Yantlet/Allhallows marshes area), c240 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 38+ Whimbrel, 15+ Curlew, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 5 Knot, c45 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male), 3 Reed Warbler (Singing males), 1 Whitethroat (Singing male), 1 Wheatear

Sunday 1 May 2022

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (16:30 to 18:00) Cloudy, cool with SW 3 breeze [Murray Orchard]  Map

Shoveler, 9 Teal (Huge clear out of winter duck in last 2 days), 1 Cuckoo (Singing male near Coastguards, heard from first viewpoint ), 1 Water Rail (Heard calling by Gill Moore viewpoint), 60 Avocet (BB5), 2 Little Ringed Plover (BB4), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Red male on BB4), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (BB4), 1 Ruff (Female on BB4), 2 Dunlin (BB5), 2 Little Stint (Summer plumaged adults on BB4), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing by first viewpoint )

Graveney Marshes (13:15 to 13:45) [Neil Coulson]  Map

Cuckoo (Heard), 1 Kestrel

Egypt Bay (12:00 to 12:30) Cloudy, mild/cool, SW 2. HT 14.00 [Murray Orchard]  Map

Whimbrel, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit (Feeding along rising tide line)

Shellness (Sheppey) (11:00 to 13:00) Sunny, some cloud SW breeze, rising tide [Simon Tilley]  Map

650 Oystercatcher (Circa), 2 Grey Plover, 11 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 42 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 49 Dunlin, 2 Sandwich Tern

Conningbrook Gravel Pits (07:00 to 08:00) [Keith Privett]  Map

Egyptian Goose (Adult pair and 7 young), 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer (Singing male)

Oare Marshes (06:00 to 10:30) Mostly cloudy, but milder with a gentle WSW breeze. Temp. up to circa 14C. LT circa 08:00. With SC [Murray Wright]  Map

Pochard (incl. six drakes on EF), 5 Tufted Duck (on EF), 1 Cuckoo (male singing and showing well on wires W of cottages), 1 Turtle Dove ('purring' from scrub/trees W of cottages first thing), 4 Lapwing, 25 Whimbrel (+), 10 Bar-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Jack Snipe (on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock - great views for a few mins. thanks to SC! My first spring record here.), 2 Snipe, 2 Redshank (+), 1 Wood Sandpiper (on marsh circa 200yds E of Dan's Dock still), 1 Greenshank (heard), 9 Common Tern (+ W along Swale), 25 Swallow (+ flew W), 1 Chiffchaff (male singing), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (male singing), 1 Nightingale (male singing from scrub W of cottages), 4 Yellow Wagtail (+), 1 White Wagtail (on saltmarsh W of Watch House)

Warden Point (Sheppey) (06:00 to 10:00) Sunny, some cloud SW breeze [Simon Tilley]  Map

200 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher (fem), 6 Yellow Wagtail

Blackett's Farm (near Conyer) [James Massey]  Map

Wheatear, 7 Yellowhammer

Bough Beech Reservoir [Daniel Hale]  Map

Mandarin Duck (Flew over reservoir ), 1 Cuckoo, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 50 House Martin (Over oast)

Broadwater Warren [Daniel Hale]  Map

Mallard (Female on nest), 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Coal Tit, 50 Willow Warbler, 50 Chiffchaff, 5 Stonechat

Dengemarsh [Keith Privett]  Map

Great White Egret (Adult summer plumage)

Woodchurch (Shirley Moor) [Keith Privett]  Map

Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat

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