Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Sunday 14th October
NNW or N clear, f2 increasing 2/8ths, very good.
Recordings by: AG, SB, MG

West St Leonards 7.15-9.00
Little egret 1 W, Grey heron 1 N, Siskin 61 E 1 W, Goldfinch 53 E, Redpoll 8 E, Chaffinch 32 W 8 in or E, Linnet 20 E, Reed bunting 3 W, Woodpigeon 46 W, 7 S, 3 N, Stock dove 10 W, 3 S, 1 N, Swallow 76 W, House martin 205 W, Song thrush 6 over, Pied/White wagtail 13 over.
2 Chiffchaffs.

East Hill 10.30-11.25
Stock dove 4 E 3 W, Woodpigeon 4 W, Goldfinch 87 E, Siskin 4 E, Chaffinch 5 W, Jay 2 W.
small numbers of Swallows and House martins feeding.

West St Leonards 12.30
occasional notes in the early afternoon of 35 Swallows W, 35 Goldfinches E.

Torfield 08.45 – 09.15
11 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, Goldfinch 8 E.

West Hill 09.15 – 10.20
Goldfinch 94 E, 4 W, Meadow Pipit 8 W, 2 in, Swallow 159 W, House Martin 172 W, Pied Wagtail 8 W, Redpoll 4 W, Chaffinch 6 E, 8 W, Stock Dove 21 E, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 over, Song Thrush 2 W, Linnet 5 E, Siskin 13 E, Great Tit 5 over, Blue Tit 1 over. 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest.

Fairlight Church & HCPNR 14.45 – 17.10
Stock Dove 18 E, Goldfinch 80 E, Meadow Pipit 4, Swallow 15, House martin 11. 25 Song Thrush, 2 Firecrest, 3 Great spotted woodpecker, 3 Stonechats, c300 Linnet, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackbirds (juv.males) 1 Ring Ouzel, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Goldcrest. Also of note: 1 Nutchatch, 4 Kestrels, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch.

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