Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Tuesday 6th November
WNW f2-3 clear 2/8ths increasing cloud to overcast later, moderate
Recording by: AG, AP, SB

White Rock 6.35-8.35
Curlew 1, Black-headed gull 7 W, Woodpigeon 4,160 W, Stock dove 140 W, Starling 220 W, Rook 4 W, Skylark 2 W, Magpie 20 W, Pied wagtail 17 W or in, Meadow pipit 4 W, Chaffinch 15 W, Brambling 3, Greenfinch 6, Reed bunting 4 N, Blackbird 15, Fieldfare 2 N, Song thrush 1 N, Redpoll 15, Goldfinch 10 E, Linnet 1.
2 Goldcrests, 15 Robins.

Central St Leonards/Bulverhythe Beach 8.40-11.30
Starling 245 in or W, Woodpigeon 70 W, Stock dove 5 W, Chaffinch 5 W.

South Saxons 11.45
Redpoll 2, Water rail 2 heard in the Willow swamp, Chiffchaff 1, Robin 7. Close views of the Redpolls as they fed on the seeds of Rosebay Willowherb beside the footpath.

Fairlight-Hastings through HCPNR 0710-0930:
Wood Pigeon W 3315 by 0800., Stock Dove 40 W by 0800, Redpoll E 6, Brambling 2, Goldfinch E 40, Pied Wagtail E 2, Swallow E3 W2, Starling W 50, in f250 and f170 in fields [usually none in HCPNR],, Siskin E 20, Bullfinch E2, Goldcrest 7, Song Thrush 9, Reed Bunting 2, Meadow Pipit 10
Also of note:- Raven 1, Dartford Warbler 1.

Torfield 07.30 – 08.00
Wood Pigeon 3864 W

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