Wednesday 9th November
S to SSE f4 to 5, early low cloud clearing, moderate to good
Recording by: AP, SB
Fairlight-Hastings 0700-0930 [HCPNR Fiorehills, Warren Glen etc]:
Goldfinch 210 E, 135 W, Redpoll 10, Siskin 20, Crossbill 5W, Skylark 3, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 16.
Also of note 3 Fulmars off Ecclesbourne cliffs, first return after their autumn absence; last seen by me Sept 1. Last year they returned on the similar date of Nov 7.
Lots of Peregrine/Raven interaction today- 2 of each.
West Hill 08.15 – 09.00
Goldfinch 184E, Redpoll 2E, Siskin 10E. 2 Black Redstarts (female or imm.)
Also of note: a peregrine seen over sea heading east carrying prey and an aeriel conflict between Sparrowhawk and a Raven over the castle.