Hastings Autumn Landbird Migration Survey (end of day report)

SSE or S f2 then SW f2 or 3, occasionally 4, few cloud, very good.

HCPNR/Barley Lane/Covehurst 06.40 – 08.55 AP
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 w, Swallow 195 w, House Martin 115 w, Blue Tit 22 no clear direction but high flying, Yellow Wagtail 5 w, 2 with cows, Grey Wagtail 2 e, 1 w, Pied Wagtail 5 w, 5 e, Meadow Pipit 100 w, Reed Bunting 16 w, Chaffinch 9 w, Siskin 7 w, 3 e. 4 Goldcrest, 37 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Ring Ouzel (Barley Lane fields), 2 Tree Pipit.

Torfield 06.50 – 08.00 SB
Swallow 15 w, House Martin 7w, 12 overhead, Chaffinch 4 w, Song Thrush 1 w, Meadow Pipit 7 w, 10 Blue Tit, 4 Robin, 2 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker – male (probably local & seen feeding on conifer seeds, giving the cone a fair bashing)

West Hill 09.25 – 09.55 AG
Meadow Pipit 11 w, Swallow 25 w, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Coal tit, 3 Blue Tit
White Rock 10.30
1 coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 7 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear.

Additional note:- Some intermittent passage of Swallow south and east from 14.00 – 18.00

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