Hastings Autumn Landbird Migration Survey

A bright, cold morning with a moderate/strong  easterly wind.

HCPNR/Barley Lane/Covehurst 0655-0905 AP

Merlin male east with small migrants, Stock Dove 157 in off sea/east, Wood Pigeon 35 in off sea, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 in off sea then E, Skylark 11E, Swallow 24 E, House Martin 1E, Goldcrest 6, Chiffchaff 4, Fieldfare 1 in off sea, Redwing 3, Song Thrush 22, Mistle Thrush 1, Starling 1 east, Pied Wagtail 102 east, Meadow Pipit 195 east, Yellowhammer 1 high east, Reed Bunting 3 east, Chaffinch 26 east, Brambling 3 east, Greenfinch 15 east, Redpoll 1 east, Sisin 24 east, Goldfinch 160 east, Linnet 20 east.

West Hill c1400  Mike Grace  1 Firecrest

West Hill 6.25-10.45 Andrew Grace
many birds over the sea and coming in (or at least trying to!) aslant the wind.
Jackdaw 1 in. Rook 3 in. Reed Bunting 6 e. Rock pipit 1 e. Tree pipit 1 e. Meadow pipit 230 e. Pied/White wagtail 108 e. Grey wagtail 5 e. Swallow 40 e. House martin 9 e. Skylark 34 over. Goldfinch 665 e. Linnet 86 e. Siskin 65 e. Greenfinch 7 e. Chaffinch 178 e. Mistle thrush 5 e. Merlin 1 e. Woodpigeon 43 e. Stock dove 345 e. Starling 34 in 18 w.
A finch in a small mixed party of birds coming in low over the slope from the sea at 9.35 was small and dark or green with a yellow rump. Wings looked plain and tail short and all dark. No call heard – possibly a Serin but not certain.
40 Robins. 4 Chiffchaffs. 3 Goldcrests. 14 Blue tits. 2 Great tits. 1 Song thrush. 5 Blackbirds. 1 Great spotted woodpecker.


West Hill  (north corner) 07.15 – 07.30 Sharon Bigg
Goldfinch 154 e, Meadow Pipit 7 e, chaffinch 2 e, Pied Wagtaail 6 e, Song Thrush 4 e

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