New Hythe

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New Hythe

New Hythe

New Hythe is an area of old gravel and sand workings sandwiched between Snodland and Larkfield in mid Kent. Bordered by the tidal River Medway to the east and a dual carriageway to the west, the area has an interesting mix of habitats including several large areas of open water. Surrounding the lakes is a variety of habitats including reed beds, grazing marsh, scrub and pockets of mixed woodland.
Large numbers of Smew 17 birds including 5 drakes in 1999/2000
Up to 5 Cettis Warbler
One of the highest breeding densities of Nightingale in the UK
A regular roost of Long Eared Owl
Good numbers of Water Rail
Goldeneye, Goosander, & Mediterranean Gull in Winter
Heronry
Rarities and scarcities over the years have included :

Red Rumped Swallow
Penduline Tit
Ferruginous Duck
Waxwing
Marsh Warbler
All the scarcer grebes and Divers
Great Grey Shrike
Firecrest
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Steve Nunn's excellent New hythe Blog
99% of Steve's wildlife watching is at New Hythe/Leybourne Lakes ,which is rich in wildlife. Steve's Blog records the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, interesting insects, reptiles, mammals and plants that are seen during his regular visits to his local patch and surrounding area.

Highly Recommended

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Steve Nunn's excellent New hythe Blog
local patch at Pittswood, near Hadlow.
Warren Baker
In November 1999, I moved to Pittswood, a small hamlet about a mile from Hadlow village,a few miles from Tonbridge,in Kent. I immediately set about exploring the local habitat. For the next two years I only casually observed the birds in the area, making a list of what was seen. At the end of 2001 I found myself a patch in the vicinity. taking in most of two 1km squares.
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