Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Species list stands at 135 so far for 2017

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April 25th

The first Hobby of the year was seen today by Rob Stokes and alongside that a superb female Red-footed Falcon. View Robs blog here; http://robs-birding.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Species list stands at 133 so far for 2017

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If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at  martynwilson@talktalk.net

April 23rd

A slow moving weekend with grey skies both mornings and a wet drizzle most of Saturday morning. Good news was that Chiddy's Spotted Redshank was still present at Feast hide and showing very well from Harrison's on Sunday. Saturday also had a nice showy Nightingale near Reed bed hide, 1 of at least 4 in now, more Garden Warblers singing and showing and 2 Common Terns making use of he new raft. The Cattle Egret still spending time with the Cows in the small field opposite Stodmarsh court farm on both days with 3 Yellow Wagtails and 1 White Wagtail on Collard's field. Sunday morning the beautiful song of a the first returning, purring, Turtle Dove in the Paddock. Several Reed and Sedge Warblers in but no sound of any Grasshopper Warblers, yet!. Also new was a very vocal Greenshank that flew past Marsh hide while we were there and back at the Ramp mid morning a small flock of hirrundines  consisting of mostly Sand Martins and  few Swallows, we did locate 1 House Martin and 2 Swifts. Where are the House Martins this year? A Ruff flew in to the Ramp pool, possibly the sane one seen by Chiddy on Friday.

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Nightingale

Snipe

Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank - Bryan East




Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Species list stands at 128 so far for 2017

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This blog replaces the posting that used to be on the KOS website sightings page.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at  martynwilson@talktalk.net

April 21st

A Spotted Redshank at Feast hide and a Ruff over.
(Mark Chidwick)

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Species list stands at 128 so far for 2017

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This blog replaces the posting that used to be on the KOS website sightings page.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at  martynwilson@talktalk.net

April 20th

There were 3 Common Terns on the new raft at stodmarsh this morning and a few Sand Martins and Swallows. Also seen were 3 Blackcap ( 1 male and 2 female ),1 female Bullfinch, 1 Snipe, 2 Linnet and 5 Goldfinch. Plenty Sedge Warblers calling and Chiffchaff. As i got to the water meadow 2 Spoonbill flew high up going from West to East. The water level in the river is at it's lowest so far this year exposing a lot of mud and there were fresh Beaver prints along with fresh branches near to a large hole under a tree.
(Bryan East)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Species list stands at 127 so far for 2017

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This blog replaces the posting that used to be on the KOS website sightings page.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at  martynwilson@talktalk.net

April 15th

The first Common Tern for the year was seen at Westbere Lakes by Sue Morton this morning, hopefully when the rest arrive they will like the shiny new raft on Stodmarsh lake! Also, the Cattle Egret was below Hersden on cattle fields viewed from Collard's and a Little Gull was on the lake at Stodmarsh.


Whitethroat in Blackthorn bushes on path to the Ramp , when I visited Grove Ferry on 12/04/17.
(Charlie Vint)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

The Species list stands at 125 so far for 2017

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This blog replaces the posting that used to be on the KOS website sightings page.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at  martynwilson@talktalk.net

April 15th

New for the year this last couple of days have been Cuckoo at Grove Ferry on the 14th and a Nightingale today (15th). There were 3 Wheatears from Harrison's Drove hide this morning while Bryan East had two more in fields at Stodmarsh. Sand Martins and Swallows are in good numbers but very few House Martins with just 5 known sightings. A ringtail Hen Harrier flew out of roost at 05:47 this morning and the Cattle Egret seen on Monday was in a field opposite Stodmarsh Court Farm yesterday and still there this morning. Sedge Warblers a plenty now with a few Reed Warblers now in but as yet no sign of any Whitethroats!!! Plenty of Linnets and Reed Buntings on the reserve and 3 or 4 pairs of Bullfinch, always nice to see.

Cattle Egret at Stodmarsh Village



There were 4 Wheatears in the field just outside Stodmarsh village this morning. Sedge and Reed Warblers are growing in numbers. There were 2 Blackcap in the alder wood and 5 Swallows over the lake. On Thursday the 13th David Feast heard a Nightingale up by the river early doors and i heard one by the water meadow at 7.30 am. Friday the 13 th at Grove ferry i had 2 Speckled wood, 8 Peacock and 10 Small white. A few Sedge and Reed Warblers were calling. There was 1 Green Sandpiper at Harrisons,2 Lapwing are on nests, one hidden among the reeds and grass, the other in the open on the bare earth. Also seen were 2 Bullfinch, 4 Linnet, 2 Treecreepers, 3 Marsh Harrier and 2 Swallows. 
(Bryan East) 


Wheatear - Bryan East

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Species list stands at 124 so far for 2017

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This blog replaces the posting that used to be on the KOS website sightings page.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at  martynwilson@talktalk.net

April 13th

New for the year today at Collard's were Wheatear and Ring Ouzel found by Brendan Ryan. The Ring Ouzel being the first for several years.