Saturday, 20 December 2008


COMMON RAVEN is still a difficult-to-see bird in Kent so two birds calling loudly from trees in Bedgebury Pinetum this afternoon were of interest.

Elsewhere in the county today, the adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was still present on the Royal Military Canal at West Hythe, a TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE was at Elmley Marshes RSPB (from Wellmarsh Hide), as well as 108 Eurasian White-fronted Geese and 25 Bewick's Swans and the adult female ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD was still on Eastchurch Marshes.

The juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER remains at Bough Beech Reservoir, 8 WAXWINGS were at Folkestone Business Park briefly (with another 6 off the A2070 in Ashford at Park Farm Estate), a WATER PIPIT at Swanscombe Marsh, the HAWFINCH again 2 miles WSW of Maidstone by Barming Parish Playing Fields on Church Lane (TQ 723 543) and 32 Bewick's Swans and an adult Whooper Swan on Walland Marsh.