Hastings Autumn Landbird Migration Survey

Sunny  WNW  f2-3  1-2/8ths increasing to clear

Alan Parker HCPNR/Barley Lane/Covehurst 06.40 – 08.10

Sand Martin 15 in, House Martin 50 in, Yellow Wagtail 127 w (record count), Grey Wagtail 2 w, Tree Pipit 4 w, 1 Reed Warbler, 30 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 15 Common Whitethroat,  12 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Common Redstart, 9 Wheatear and 1 Golden Plover calling over Ecclesbourne Meadow.

Cliff Dean Coastguards/Quarry/Warren Cottage 06.30 – 09.00

Very busy morning with Common Whitethroats predominating. Also multiple Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Lesser Whitethroat.  1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 14+ Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Common Redstart, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit and many Swallows & House Martins.

Andrew Grace Cemetery/The Ridge 10.00 – 11.30

23 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 11 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Redstart, Yellow Wagtail 1 over, Common Buzzard 6 to the north.

West Hill Midday

8 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Sand Martin 2 w

Town 15.30

1 Hobby,  Swallow 80 over

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