In east Kent, 13th May 1978 began cold and damp with a light northwesterly wind and intermittent rain. At dawn, D. Raine and I embarked on a Kent Ornithological Society sponsored bird count through the Stour Valley east of Canterbury. When we reached Stodmarsh at mid morning, there was a perceptible rise in temperature and signs of a break in the clouds which encouraged us to put aside earlier dou

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