This morning I had a look at the river and also had a forty five minute stint at sky watching from Brookland mound (Raptor watch point).
Along the river I saw (3) Gadwall (10) Teal (35 Mallard (5) Cormorants (7) Grey Herons (1) Little Egret (5) Lapwing (2) G B B Gulls (1) Herring Gull (32) B H Gulls and (2) Kingfishers.
Due to the change in the wind direction I had hopes that something good might pass over but it wasn`t to be,but none the less I didn`t do that badly.
Sparrowhawk (3) Buzzard (1 up over the Downs) Hobby (1) Stock Dove (4) and Jackdaw (1).There was also a light but steady movement of Swallows with a sprinkling of Sand Martins passing through south.
Although Jackdaws are not very often recorded at New Hythe there is in fact a movement of birds between Leybourne where the roost is located and Burham where the birds feed,these flocks can sometimes be seen passing over the the lakes.