We have reached that time of year again when we start recording the autumn bird migration movements from the areas in and around Hastings. The data is collated at the end of the survey, around mid October.
We would welcome your sightings which can be done from anywhere in the Borough, even just for half an hour each week or on a daily basis. All sightings however infrequent are invaluable.
August 3rd AG
1 immature Kittiwake
1 Garden warbler
1 Willow warbler
1 Willow warbler, 1 Swift
Pebsham and Filsham
5 Willow warblers
August 11th MG
1 juv wheatear
August 12th AG
1 Wheatear over Archery gardens
3 Wheatear at Bulverhythe and 1 juv. kittiwake Marina
1 Willow warbler Salters Lane
August 14th AP
Fairlight-Hastings through HCPNR 0640-0900: Willow Warbler 1 singing Fairlight, Willow/Chiff 14 probably mostly migrant WW, Grasshopper Warbler 1 singing weakly in rough field near Barn Pond.
11 Whitethroats and 4 Lesser Whitethroats include local birds, 1 Crossbill-these pretty much resident now.
25 Swallows and 10 House Martins Barley Lane fields.