Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Saturday 29th September
WNW or NW light breezee, f2 or 3, 1/8ths, excellent.
Recording by: AP, AG, SB

Fairlight-Hastings through HCPNR 0650-0920:
Jay : 2 apparent migrants in Fairlight, 3 clifftop gorse Firehills to W, f15 W Ecclesbourne cliffs, 3W Ecc. glen, 8W over the old town from East Hill.

Goldcrest 6 Fairlight and 10 more, Chiffchaff 42, Whitethroat 1, Blackcap 3, Swallow c200 W, House Martin c2500 W, Meadow Pipit 46 E, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 13 E, Linnet 50 in, Greenfinch 1E, Goldfinch 80 E, Chaffinch 20, Reed Bunting 3, Mistle Thrush 1E +1, Blue Tit f6W along Ecc cliffs.
of interest Dartford Warbler Firehills, Peregrine East Hill cliffs, 95 GBB Gulls harbour almost all adults.

West Hill 07.30 – 08.30
Meadow Pipit 9 W, 3 in, 8 E, Swallow 1600 W, House Martin 2800 W, Goldfinch 6 E, Chaffinch 21 W, Yellow Wagtail 4 W, Pied Wagtail 5 W, Crow sp. 8 W distant high, Jay 2 castle shrubs, Cormorant 1 W. 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Robins.

Torfield 08.45 – 09.00
Jay f13 W, 21 Chiffchaffs, 3 Robins, Swallow 13 W, House Martin 8 W

and also West Hill 10.15 – 11.30
Passage W of;- Cormorant 3, House martin 90, Swallow 770, Rook 2, Jay f7, Siskin 5, Meadow pipit 11, Pied/White wagtail 2, Kestrel 1, Peregrine immature male 1.8 Chiffchaffs.

West St Leonards 7.45-8.15
Passage W of;- Swallow 14, House martin 25, Chaffinch 10, Linnet 4, Siskin 1 and Meadow pipit 1.
12 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap.

White Rock 8.30-9.30
Passage W of;- House martin 1,570, Swallow 155, Carrion crow 3, Rook 2, Jay 13 (f5, f6, f2), Chaffinch 5, Linnet 25, Siskin 1, Meadow pipit 5, Pied/White wagtail 3, Great tit 1, Great spotted woodpecker 1, Kestrel 1.
2 Wheatears.

West St Leonards 16.15
a small dark Charadrius plover sp. passing west quite high over the coast noted from the window.

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