Hastings autumn bird migration 2011

Friday 7th October
W or WNW, fresh breeze f4-5, scattered cloud, very good.
Recording by: AG, AP, SB, MG

White Rock 6.45-8.40
Birds passing west, some coming in over the sea from se;- Pied wagtail 82, Grey wagtail 1, Yellow wagtail 1, Meadow pipit 164, House martin 36, Swallow 13, Rook 2, Reed bunting 6, Yellowhammer 2, Goldfinch 46, Siskin 11, Linnet 158, Chaffinch 51, Brambling 2.
9 Robins, 3 Chiffchaffs.

Quarry Hill 9.15-10.50
Light passage West of;- Pied wagtail 5, Meadow pipit 21, Swallow 5, House martin 2, Chaffinch 1, Linnet 53w 20S, Siskin 3, Goldfinch 49, Wheatear 1, Sparrowhawk 1 flying steadily low over sea. Also more than 50 unidentified small birds.

Rock-a-Nore 06.45 – 08.15
Early morning feeding movement W of: Common Gull 31, Mediterranean Gull 1 adult, Common Tern 7, Sandwich Tern 8.
Also 2 auk sp. and 1 Common Scoter W.
30 Meadow Pipits and 7 Pied Wagtails W/in.

Torfield 07.15 – 07.35
Birds passing west:- Siskin 2, Linnet 1, Meadow Pipit 9, Pied Wagtail 2.
6 Chiffchaffs, 7 Robins, 1 Goldcrest.

West Hill 07.35 – 09.00
Birds passing west:- Swallow 279, House Martin 47, Meadow Pipit 143,
Pied Wagtail 37, Goldfinch 61, Siskin 13, Chaffinch 53, Linnet 195.
3 Wheatear in, 3 Chiffchaff. (also of note 1 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk)

North’s Seat 16.15 – 17.15
Intermittent passage of mainly House Martins & some Swallows. 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipits, 21 Linnets. (also of note 2 Kestrels)

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