Additions to the Kent list

The British Ornithological Union, the guardian of the official British list has recently accepted the record of a Brown Booby at Swalecliffe on 19th August 2019 as the first national record. The bird was seen and photographed by local Swalecliffe birders, Geoff Burton, Andy Taylor and Ted Lee. A number of other potential county firsts have been recorded during the last year including, Common Nighthawk, Masked Shrike, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Crag Martin, White-throated Sparrow, and Eye-browed Thrush. These records are subject to the scrutiny of the national and Kent records committees.