Hastings autumn bird migration 2011

Friday 28th October
N or Ne f2 or 4 later, low cloud & drizzle clearing, good
Recording by: SB, AG, MG

White Rock 8.00-9.10
Goldfinch 685 E 80 W, Finch sp. 190 E, Greenfinch 30 E, Siskin 120 E, Linnet 30 E 15 W, Meadow pipit 8 over.
18 Robins.

St Leonards occasional observations
a strong passage NE of finches and others from 10.00 to 11.00 included Redpolls, Siskins, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Meadow pipits and some Pied wagtails. Then a lighter passage E of flocks of finches until 2pm.

Torfield & West Hill 08.00 – 08.45
Siskin 155E, Goldfinch 622E, Meadow Pipit 1 in 2 over, Pied Wagtail 6E, Chaffinch 4 in, Starling 2W, Redpoll 6E. 4 Goldcrests and notable increase in no. of blackbirds., 1 Redwing over High St. 09.45

West Hill 17.15 – 17.30
A good easterly passage of finches noted:- Goldfinch 1200, Siskin 65, Redpoll 40.

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