Hastings autumn bird migration 2011

Sunday 2nd October
Calm, hot and sunny
Recording by:- AP, AG, MG

HCPNR Firehills and Warren Glen 0645-0845.
Pied Wagtail 27 E, Redpoll 15 E, Linnet 30 E, Chaffinch 30 E, Siskin 50 E, Skylark 2E, Song Thrush 1 in , Ring Ouzel 2 down at E end of Firehills, Swallow 3 W, Reed Bunting 7 calling high overhead [ AP: these call infrequently and I often can’t work out which way they are going], Goldfinch 26 E
Chiffchaff 22, Goldcrest 8, Wheatear 3, Stonechat 2, Tree Pipit 1, House Martin 10. Meadow Pipit 20.

Quarry Hill 9.00-10.00
Pied wagtail 5E, Meadow pipit 6 and Linnet 1 overhead. Birds passing very high.
3 Goldcrests, 19 Chiffchaffs – a number of these showing the characters of the Scandinavian race abietinus.

West Hill Area 15.30
1 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaffs.


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