Hastings Autumn Bird Migration Survey 2012

Wednesday 19th September

WNW f3 to 4, 2/8ths increasing later, good.

St Leonards 6.10-7.00 AG
Meadow pipit 31 W and Pied wagtail 4 W.
5 Chiffchaffs.

White Rock 7.00-8.40 AG
Birds noted passing West;- Great spotted woodpecker 6 singles W plus 2 circling and perching, Meadow pipit 108, Grey wagtail 3, Pied wagtail 10, Dunnock 1, Swallow 52, Sand martin 1, House martin 985.
3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Robins, 2 Wheatears.

Fairlight to Hastings 0650 – 1050 AP
House Martin 3695 W by 0830, Swallow 170 W, Sand Martin 3W, Meadow Pipit 140 W, Grey Wagtail 3, Yellow Wagtail 9W, Swift 1W with House Martins [very late], Siskin W 18. Reed Bunting 3 over high.
Chiffchaff 28, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Blackcap 4, Goldcrest 2, Wheatear 6, Stonechat 1 [first], Chaffinch 20.
Of interest 3 Dartford Warblers, 16 Rooks, 2 Ravens and 200+ Ivy Bees on Ivy by the upper East Hill lift station

Torfield 07.45 – 08.15 SB
Meadow Pipit 2 W. 13 Chiffchaffs, 3 Robins, 2 Goldcrest.

West Hill 08.15 – 10.00 SB, MG
An almost continous movement along the cliff edge of House martin 7000 W, (08.30 – 10.00) Swallow 400 W, Sand Martin 12 W, Goldfinch 14 W, Meadow Pipit 54 W, Chaffinch 5 W, Great Spotted woodpecker 1 W, 1 E, Yellow Wagtail 6 W, Crow sp. 21 W (distant inland), Jackdaw 6 W, Siskin 9 W, Cormorant 6 W. 2 Wheatear, 10 chiffchaff, 1 Willow warbler (identified)

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