Hastings Spring Bird Migration Survey

SE to SSE later f3 decreasing 1/8ths sunny, good

Rock-a-Nore 0645-0815 AP
Common Scoter 455, a steady movement of flocks up to 40, far out, Gannet 1, Black-headed Gull 50, Red Throated Diver 2, Teal/Garganey 3, Shelduck 5, Kittiwake 1, Sandwich Tern 50, Brent Goose 35. all east.

West Hill 08.45 – 09.35 SB
Goldfinch 7w, Linnet 6w. Also of note: a Fulmer and 2 Sparrowhawk

Marina and Bulverhythe beach 08.45-11.15 AG

A sporadic appearance of birds passing up-Channel included;-
Black-headed gull 3, Common gull 4, Great Black-backed gull 7, Sandwich tern 40, Little tern f7, Great skua 1, Whimbrel 2, Sanderling 4, Brent goose 30, Common scoter 55, Eider f11, Teal 2. All east

Marina 11.30 – 12.30 MG
Whimbrel 1, Sandwich Tern 26, Common Tern 5, Brent Goose 6. All east

Marina 13.30 – 14.30 AG
Very quiet with 9 Whimbrel and 5 Sandwich terns east the only passage recorded.

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