26/05/22 Honey Buzzard

20 mph SW in the channel delivered a male Honey Buzzard in off the sea at 10.55 am over st Margarets that circled the east end of the valley and promptly flew off North.

It must have snuck in at the base of the cliffs because I’d been scanning out to sea in the hope of picking one up against the water. In looking I’d seen a flock of 17 Common Scoter fly West and 5 Gannets together East.

There was nothing to report in the bushes. I saw probably 20 of each Swallow and House martin and 5 swift. Winds increased in strength during the day so birding called off.

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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