Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Tuesday 9th October
NE f4-5, overcast 8/8ths white cloud
Recording by:- AG, SB, MG

White Rock 7.10-8.10
Grey goose sp. 2 S, birds identified passing overhead were: Reed bunting 1, Rock pipit 1, Song thrush 6, Meadow pipit 31 E, Pied wagtail 5 E, Goldfinch 155 E, Chaffinch 7 E, Siskin 27 E 4 W, Swallow 19 E and House martin 2 E,
2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests, 15 Robins.

West Hill 08.15 – 11.05
Swallow 143 E, Meadow Pipit 70 E, Goldfinch 717 E, Chaffinch 64 E, Linnet 40 E,
Pied/Alba Wagtail 2 E, Blackbird 2 E, Starling 45 E, House Martin 19 E, Grey Wagtail 2 E, Brent Geese 12 E, Carrion Crow 4 W, Jackdaw 26 W, Wood Pigeon 7 E, Stock Dove 4 E, Redpoll 26 E, Siskin 5 E, Crossbill 1 E. 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 1 Cettis Warbler (singing).
Also of note Grey Heron 1 W and a Red Admiral.

Monday 8th October
Recording by: MG, AG
Overcast and drizzle

West Hill
No visible migration at 08.00.
11.00 – Swallow 7 E. 1 Firecrest, 6 Blackbirds, 7 Robins, 5 Jays, 1 Wheatear and 2 Ravens of note

White Rock 7.05-7.25
No overhead passage recorded.
9 Robins.

No passage apparent through the day and at West St Leonards 1 Rook circled overhead and 9 Chiffchaffs counted.

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