Hastings Autumn Landbird Migration Survey (end of day report)

SW or SSW f2 increasing 3 or 4, scattered high cloud then overcast with light rain showers, clearing later, moderate to good

HCPNR/Barley Lane/Covehurst 06.40 – 09.25 AP
Swallow 700+ drifting w, House Martin 1000+ overhead inc. 150 feeding on Barn Pond, Coal Tit 6 w (along Ecclesbourne Cliffs), Grey Wagtail 2 w, Reed Bunting 9 w, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Barley Lane Fields), 25 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Dartford Warbler (Ecclesbourne Cliffs), 5 Pied Wagtail, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit.

Torfield 07.10 – 08.15 SB
Swallow 600+ mostly w, House Martin 800+ overhead & mostly w, Meadow Pipit 18 e, Thrush sp. 3 n, 2 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff, 10 Blue Tit mostly in one area, 7 Robin, f5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Sparrowhawk (providing an entertaining, 10 minute aerial combat with 3 Crows & 2 Magpies, ending with one departing south and the other east)
West Hill 08.20 – 08.50
Swallow and House Martin 600+ overhead & mostly w and n, Meadow Pipit 5 w, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Robin

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