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Monday 1 August 2022

Bishopstone (Reculver) (18:50 to 19:15) Sun/cloud dry - possibly more than 60, many nests with at least 2 birds visiting so probs 2nd broods [Paul Francis]  Map

60 Sand Martin

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (15:40 to 18:30) HT 16.20; S2; RP, BBP 1/2/3 [James King]  Map

21 Teal, 4 Water Rail, 440 Avocet, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 210 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 11 Greenshank, 1 Glossy Ibis (Black Barn Pool 2, 16.30), 1 Spoonbill (RP, 18.10), 5 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail

Oare Marshes (13:25 to 19:05) Mostly sunny, Light E'ly HT 15.20 [Damon Smith]  Map

Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 39 Avocet, 72 Lapwing, 20 Whimbrel (16 landed on EF), 2070 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 610 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (EF), 620 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby

North Foreland (05:30 to 07:30) Daily two hour seawatch, 3 observers. Highlights only. NE wind 10 km/hr. Overcast with bursts of sun. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

19 Common Scoter (1 N, 17 S, 1 on sea.), 1 Whimbrel (On rocks), 5 Turnstone (South), 1 Sanderling (South), 1 Common Sandpiper (On rocks.), 7 Mediterranean Gull (Offshore), 174 Sandwich Tern (South), 1 Common Tern (South), 4 Fulmar (Offshore.), 18 Gannet (1 N, 17 S.)

Grove Ferry (05:15 to 08:15) Misty start, cloud leading to some sunshine, no wind [Marc Heath]  Map

Garganey (From ramp), 1 Turtle Dove, 6 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher (Sound recorded over ramp @ 01:34), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Juvenile), 2 Dunlin (Flew east calling through reserve), 18 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Purple Heron (Juvenile flew in from Seaton direction 07:39), 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 10 Bearded Tit (+)

Shuart Farm (near Minnis Bay) (05:00 to 11:00) [Chris Hindle]  Map

10 Cetti's Warbler, 30 Sedge Warbler, 80 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 16 Whitethroat

Sunday 31 July 2022

Grove Ferry (14:50 to 18:40) W3; Grove VM - Marsh Hide [James King]  Map

Garganey, 1 Turtle Dove, 5 Water Rail, 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 12 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Cattle Egret (4 ad; 1 juv, Marsh Hide 16.50), 1 Purple Heron (1CY, Ramp Pool 15.05), 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 11 Sand Martin, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler

Ham Marshes (Faversham) (10:00 to 12:00) Warm, overcast strong southerly breeze [Richard Drew]  Map

Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 16 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Owl (Ash Tree at Nagden across creek), 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting

Sandwich Bay (09:00 to 13:30) overcast but warm [Chris Gillard]  Map

30+ Swift, 5+ Stock Dove (Scrape), 2 Little Grebe (Scrape), 4 Oystercatcher (Scrape), 1 Whimbrel (Golf course), 1 Snipe (Scrape), 2 Common Sandpiper (Scrape), 1 Mediterranean Gull (Poorly looking individual at Scrape), 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles on Estate), 2+ Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 3+ Sand Martin, 10+ Swallow, 6+ House Martin

Oare Marshes (07:00 to 10:30) [Keith Privett]  Map

Stock Dove, 1 Turtle Dove (Heard from paddock area), 1 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 52 Avocet, 30 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 15 Curlew, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 250 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (The annual adult, just starting to moult around face area.), 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Tern, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 5 Bearded Tit, 16 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch

Reculver (06:00 to 11:00) [Chris Hindle]  Map

Grey Partridge, 15 Swift (flying W), 1 Cuckoo (juvenile), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper (flying W), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Hobby, 40 Sand Martin, 1 Treecreeper

North Foreland (05:15 to 07:15) Daily, standardised seawatch. Three observers. Overcast, light SW wind. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

25 Common Scoter (3 N, 21 S, 1 on sea.), 55 Swift (Vismig, in-off.), 1 Whimbrel, 19 Mediterranean Gull, 42 Sandwich Tern (South), 3 Fulmar, 1 Gannet (South), 21 Swallow (Vismig, South.)

Conyer Creek (Conyer) [James Massey]  Map

10 Common Sandpiper (together)

Lynsted [James King]  Map

Hobby

Saturday 30 July 2022

Oare Marshes (13:20 to 18:25) Overcast, light SW'ly HT 14.10 [Damon Smith]  Map

Egyptian Goose, 1 Turtle Dove, 56 Avocet, 1 Whimbrel (Over EF), 1800 Black-tailed Godwit (Once again including "limosa" bird first seen 20th July), 1 Dunlin, 540 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (EF), 530 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby

East Blean Woods (near Herne) (06:30 to 08:15) Cloudy, sunny spells, mild, no breeze. [Peter Bailey]  Map

Common Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren

Grove Ferry (05:30 to 09:30) Light wind, mild, sunshine and cloud building [Marc Heath]  Map

Turtle Dove, 4 Water Rail, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 15 Cattle Egret (1 flock East over Grove Ferry), 1 Great White Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 9 Bearded Tit, 2 Yellow Wagtail

North Foreland (05:30 to 07:30) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Five observers. Highlights only. Light South wind, bright and cloudy. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

115 Common Scoter (1 N, 114 S.), 1 Whimbrel, 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 N, 1 S.), 23 Sandwich Tern (4 N, 19 S.), 13 Gannet (9 N, 4 S.), 35 Swallow (VisMig, South.)

Friday 29 July 2022

Oare Marshes (15:50 to 17:00) Clear and sunny, warm with NE 2/3 breeze. High tide about 14.00. All records for East Flood. [Murray Orchard]  Map

78 Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover, 2420 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 440 Redshank, 2 Redshank (c/r birds - YB(f) RW and RB(f) RB), 2 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (moulting adult with B/H Gulls, flew to Swale at 16.15), 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 1 Hobby (adult sat on East Flood mud, making occasional forays for dragonflies)

Oare Marshes (13:45 to 18:15) Sunny, Light NE'ly HT 13.30 [Damon Smith]  Map

27 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 23 Whimbrel (Over EF), 1520 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 290 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (EF), 12 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtail

Swale NNR (06:00 to 07:30) [Derek Faulkner]  Map

Wigeon

North Foreland (05:30 to 07:30) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. NE wind 15 km/h. Cloudy, sunny. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Shelduck (South), 225 Common Scoter (South. Highest count of year and birds still passing when count finished.), 3 Kittiwake (South), 9 Mediterranean Gull (South), 103 Sandwich Tern (14 N, 89 S.), 6 Fulmar (Local breeders), 72 Gannet (6 N, 66 S.), 1 Rock Pipit

North Foreland (05:30 to 08:30) NE wind 15 km/hr. Sunny and cloudy. Additional hour's count of scoter by John Carnell. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

453 Common Scoter (5 N, 448 S.)

Stodmarsh Glorious sunshine, SW3 [Richard Collins]  Map

Common Sandpiper (Reed bed hide), 20 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank (Ramp), 10 Grey Heron, 0 Purple Heron (Eluded me!!), 1 Great White Egret (Ramp), 1 Marsh Harrier, 7 Sedge Warbler

Thursday 28 July 2022

Oare Marshes (13:55 to 17:10) Overcast, Brisk NE'ly HT 13.00 [Damon Smith]  Map

Whimbrel (Over EF), 1490 Black-tailed Godwit (Including the "limosa" bird first seen 20th July), 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 330 Redshank, 300 Black-headed Gull, 1 Gull-billed Tern (EF), 1 Hobby

Stodmarsh (11:30 to 15:00) Cloudy bright overcast [David Jessop]  Map

Little Ringed Plover (Feast Hide pond, main island), 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard (All aloft), 1 Hobby (Flying over the Feast Hide pond scattering other visitors)

North Foreland (05:15 to 07:15) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. Light East wind. Bright and sunny. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

28 Common/Arctic Tern (South), 15 Common Scoter (1 N, 14 S.), 1 Whimbrel (North), 3 Mediterranean Gull (South), 32 Sandwich Tern (2 N, 30 S.), 3 Fulmar (Local breeders.), 4 Gannet (South)

Allhallows [Stephen Gatley]  Map

Little Grebe, c50 Whimbrel (Flock flew W), c18 Linnet

Riverside Country Park (Rainham) Bright and warm Rising tide,6:45 to 11:30. [Michael Norman]  Map

Great Crested Grebe, 49 Oystercatcher, 16 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 95 Redshank, 1 Osprey (Fishing East of Motney Hill.), 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 3 Song Thrush

Stoke Lagoon [Stephen Gatley]  Map

12 Mute Swan, 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Yantlet Creek [Stephen Gatley]  Map

14 Mute Swan, c310 Oystercatcher, 20 Ringed Plover, 6 Whimbrel, c125 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat (Juvenile)

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Long Rock (Swalecliffe) (15:00 to 16:30) Warm breeze [Kevin Duvall]  Map

70+ Turnstone (Breeding plumage and juveniles), 4 Sanderling (Juveniles), 2 Dunlin (Breeding plumage.)

Oare Marshes (13:40 to 17:15) Mostly overcast with some sunny spells. Moderate NE'ly HT 12.15pm [Damon Smith]  Map

95 Avocet, 1 Whimbrel, 1720 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 4 Snipe, 8 Common Sandpiper, 290 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Hobby

Bysing Wood (Faversham) (10:10 to 10:10) [Damon Smith]  Map

Nuthatch

Tonbridge (09:00 to 10:00) [Martin Garwood]  Map

10 Swift (high over the town), 2 Turtle Dove (site along the Medway east of town), 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 6 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat

Reculver (07:45 to 09:30) [Chris Hindle]  Map

31 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 1 Hobby, 14 Swallow (flying W), 4 Stonechat (second or third brood), 51 Linnet

North Foreland (05:15 to 07:15) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Three observers. Highlights only. North wind, 10 km/h. Bright and sunny. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

large alcid (South), 56 Common/Arctic Tern (South), 42 Common Scoter (South), 1 Whimbrel, 12 Mediterranean Gull (3 N, 9 S.), 41 Sandwich Tern (5 N, 36 S.), 4 Fulmar (Local breeders), 126 Gannet (South), 10 Swallow (VisMig)

Stodmarsh (05:15 to 09:30) Sunny, mild, no wind [Marc Heath]  Map

Turtle Dove, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 17 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Purple Heron (Juvenile showed well briefly from the Marsh hide early morning.), 1 Great White Egret

Ham Road Pits (Faversham) Light cloud and slight breeze [Richard Drew]  Map

11 Mallard, 8 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 80+ Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Reed Warbler

Southborough [John Guiver]  Map

Hobby (with Starling prey)

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (18:30 to 19:00) Overcast, cool NE 3/4 wind. Low tide. [Murray Orchard]  Map

Stone-curlew (showing well on FP spit but very inactive, made one feeding foray), 30 Oystercatcher (FP), 16 Dunlin (FP)

Stodmarsh (13:30 to 16:30) [Kevin Duvall]  Map

Water Rail (Juvenile. Reedbed Hide), 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Purple Heron (Juvenile. Marsh Hide area.), 1 Kingfisher (Marsh Hide)

Oare Marshes (13:00 to 16:20) Overcast, light SW'ly HT 11.30am [Damon Smith]  Map

Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 123 Avocet, 10 Lapwing, 6 Golden Plover, 1430 Black-tailed Godwit (Including the "limosa" bird first seen 20th July), 7 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 300 Redshank, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (12:15 to 14:15) Overcast, warm, calm. High tide about 12.00 [Murray Orchard]  Map

Tufted Duck (duck plus brood of 3 on BB1), 2 Water Rail (BB3), 41 Oystercatcher (FP), 1100 Avocet (roosting on FP), 3 Little Ringed Plover (BB2/3), 250+ Black-tailed Godwit (roosting/feeding around islands and on RP/SP, about 50 on BBPs), 2 Knot (s/p adults, together on RP), 3 Curlew Sandpiper (s/p adults on RP), 14 Dunlin (13 RP, 1 on BBPs), 1 Common Sandpiper (RP), 3 Green Sandpiper (BB1), 40 Redshank (RP), 20 Greenshank (16 on RP, 4 on BBPs), 1 Glossy Ibis (BB3)

Oare Marshes (10:00 to 14:20) Cloud with sunny spells 19C to 22C over high tide with Jim Butler [Eric Brown]  Map

Mute Swan, 1 Swift, 2 Oystercatcher, 83 Avocet (including several juvs), 1 Lapwing, 6 Golden Plover, 5 Whimbrel, 700 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (East flood with Dunlin and Black-headed Gulls), 32 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 8 Common Sandpiper, 22 Redshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (East flood sand spit near road 10.00am), 27 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Bearded Tit, 12 Swallow, 8 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 185 Starling, 8 Linnet

Stodmarsh (05:30 to 10:00) Rain at first, cloudy later [Marc Heath]  Map

Garganey, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 17 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 15 Common Tern, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Purple Heron (Juvenile seen in flight 3 times)

North Foreland (05:00 to 07:00) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

30 Common Scoter (South), 1 Kittiwake (South), 12 Mediterranean Gull (2 N, 10 S.), 45 Sandwich Tern (4 N, 41 S.), 4 Fulmar (Local breeders), 32 Gannet (South)

Newnham [Graham Wickenden]  Map

Siskin (Adult male feeding on sunflower seeds)

Monday 25 July 2022

Pegwell Bay (19:30 to 20:15) Cloudy [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Roseate Tern (Adult)

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (11:00 to 15:00) Very warm, intermittent rain showers but very gusty [Alan Tipping]  Map

Stone-curlew , 1 , 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 70+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot (Radar Pool 75% summer plumage), 18 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 15 Greenshank, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow

Oare Marshes (11:00 to 14:00) Warm but breezy [Chris Gillard]  Map

Swift, 80+ Avocet, 5+ Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 300+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 130+ Redshank, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 4 Bearded Tit, 6 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow

North Foreland (05:15 to 07:15) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Common Scoter (1 N, 1 S.), 1 Whimbrel, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Sandwich Tern (South), 9 Gannet (3 N, 6 S.)

Brokes Mill Farm [John Guiver]  Map

Swift, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Swallow, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 200 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch

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

Little Owl, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel (including 1 juvenile.), 2 Song Thrush, 17 Mistle Thrush, 8 Linnet

Sunday 24 July 2022

Newnham (18:40) [Graham Wickenden]  Map

Siskin (Adult male visited bird table)

Oare Marshes (14:15 to 16:30) July outdoor meeting (Second stop). [Daniel Hale]  Map

100 Avocet, 50 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 500 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot (East flood), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (East flood, not spotted by me), 5 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 200 Redshank, 1 Bonaparte's Gull (On mud east of slipway), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Hobby (Flying over east flood), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting

Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve (11:00 to 12:30) Sunny, hot and windy [Iain Black]  Map

Stone-curlew (NW end of Flamingo Pool with Whimbrels), 6 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Tern, 4 Stonechat

Cliffe Pools (08:00 to 12:30) July outdoor meeting [Daniel Hale]  Map

Water Rail, 1 Stone-curlew (Still on flamingo pool, stood up for a few minutes and then sat down left of peninsula), 25 Oystercatcher, 100 Avocet, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 2 Ruff, 3 Curlew Sandpiper (Black barn pools), 15 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 100 Redshank, 20 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher (Heard), 2 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard)

Oare Marshes (06:10 to 09:30) Hot and sunny with a fresh SW breeze. Temp up to circa 27C. HT circa 09:15. With JR and SC. [Murray Wright]  Map

Garganey (on EF), 1 Turtle Dove (still 'purring'), 8 Golden Plover (on EF), 1 Little Ringed Plover (on EF), 24 Whimbrel (incl. one flock of 22 flying W), 1 Knot (on EF), 30 Dunlin (circa on EF), 1 Common Sandpiper (on EF), 1 Greenshank (on EF), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (moulting ad. on mud E of slipway first thing, then roosting on EF over HT), 1 Sandwich Tern (W along Swale with Common Terns)

Chestfield (near Herne Bay) (05:50 to 05:55) [Murray Wright]  Map

Whimbrel (one flock flew W over my house calling - new for the home/garden list!)

North Foreland (05:30 to 07:30) Daily, standardised two hour seawatch. Four observers. Highlights only. [Dr Peter Carr]  Map

Shelduck (North. first since 23/06/2022), 9 Common Scoter (South), 42 Swift (VisMig), 2 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone (First returning birds, last record 12/05/2022.), 32 Sandwich Tern (7 N, 25 S.), 11 Gannet (7 N, 4 S.), 16 Swallow (Vismig)

Conyer Creek (Conyer) [James Massey]  Map

Kingfisher (marina; usual July return)

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