Trip Report: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Weather: frosty, sunny with very little wind

Thursday 8th December 2022

The reserve looked stunning in the bright sunshine, with leaves and branches covered in frost. Only two of us made the trip but it was well worth it. The highlight was undoubtedly close views of a Red Kite swooping low over trees.

Here’s the list, 42 – 43 if you count the probable peregrine.

Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Egyptian Goose
Shoveler
Gadwall
Mallard
Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Woodpigeon
Water Rail (h)
Moorhen
Coot
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe

Lapwing
Snipe
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Cormorant
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Red Kite
Kingfisher
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Peregrine (probable)
Ring-necked Parakeet
Jay
Magpie

Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Chiffchaff
Wren
Blackbird
Robin
Dunnock
Grey Wagtail
Chaffinch
Goldfinch