One entry for the Hastings Autumn Landbird Migration Survey:
Wind, rain and fog ruled out migration watching for me today, so down to the harbour for an hour or so. Gannets were very much in evidence, with 50 actively feeding quite close inshore, unusual and a fine sight. Otherewise 2 Red Breasted Mergansers W, 1 Arctic Skua E , 1 Kittiwake E, a string of 20 Brent Geese W- the first I’ve seen this autumn, 6 Common Scoters and a Rock Pipit.
There was an unusual amount of flotsam close in, much of which seemed to be burnt wood, On return I discovered that this would have been from the arson attack on Hastings Pier- words appropriate to this website fail me.