Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Thursday 15th November
E/ESE f1-2 calm variable cloud, good
Recording by:- AG, SB

Archery Gardens 7.05-7.30
Goldfinch 52 E, Redpoll 6 E, Siskin 1 E, Chaffinch 4 over.
1 Redwing, 4 Goldcrests.

White Rock 7.40-8.45
Goldfinch 59 E, Redpoll 20 E, Siskin 7 E, Greenfinch 3 E, Brambling 3 E, Chaffinch 5 E, Mistle thrush f4 E, Song thrush 7 (inc.6 E), Blackbird 12 (inc.several in), Swallow 1 E, Meadow pipit 1 E, Starling 37 E.
15 Robins, 8 Pied wagtails.

Torfield 08.30 – 09.00
Thrush sp. f13 E, 2 Chiffchaffs
Also of note, a Bullfinch and a Raven

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Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Sunday 11th November
Recording by: AG

White Rock 7.15-7.50
Chaffinch 2 over, Reed bunting 1 N, Woodpigeon 47 W, Stock dove 6 W.
3 Blackbirds, 11 Robins, 8 Pied wagtails.

Monday 12th November
SSW f2 variable cloud, showers later, good
Recording by: AP

Fairlight-Hastings through HCPNR 07.45-11.15:
Brambling 3E, Goldfinch 20 both ways, Redpoll 2, Siskin 10 E , Linnet E 15, Reed Bunting 2, House Martin 5, Swallow 3, Firecrest 4 of which 3 in Fairlight gardens, Goldcrest 18, Skylark 4, Meadow Pipit 6, Song Thrush 4.

of note Corn Bunting 1W high over Ecclesbourne Meadow- my only other HCPNR record was of 1 ditto on Nov 6 2010.

Dartford Warbler 1, Raven 2, Peregrine pr, Fulmar raft of 20 on sea.

145 GBB Gulls and 14 Turnstones in harbour.

Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Wednesday 7th November
W f3 clear at first, increasing cloud later
Recordings by:- AP, AG

Fairlight-Warror Square through HCPNR 0700-1030:
Siskin E 14, Redpoll E 15, Goldfinch E 35, Skylark E 4, Stock Dove E 15, Wood Pigeon W 65, Starling W7, Swallow E 4.
Goldcrest 5, Song Thrush 3, Redwing 2, Mistle Thrush 1, Reed Bunting 2 high over, Meadow Pipit 5.
Dartford Warbler 1 [there seem to be at least 3 across the NR at present], Peregrine 1.

All Saints church: 1 Chiffchaff calling loudly, audible above all the traffic-perhaps that’s why ?
120 GBB Gulls harbour, 30 Turnstones Goat Ledge.

White Rock 7.05-8.05
Woodpigeon 30 S 175 W, Stock dove 23 W, Starling 9 W, Meadow pipit 2 W.
16 Robins, 11 Blackbirds, 1 Song thrush.

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

Hastings Autumn Bird Migration survey 2012

Monday November 5th
NE f2 clear, very good
Recording by: AG, SB, MG, AP

White Rock 6.55-8.50 and 9.35-11.00 combined.
Quiet overhead here until passage more evident from 8 am. Although dry very heavy rain over southern Channel horizon at first. Some winter visitor mixtures included several Blackbirds passing inland and a mixed flock of Stock Doves and Woodpigeons with half a dozen Skylarks. A very musical male Crossbill passed north and a Mistle thrush decided to join a party of Starlings heading west;-
Birds identified were;- Sparrowhawk 1 W, Woodpigeon 65 E 1,940 W, Stock dove 344 W, Rook 3 W, Skylark 6 W, Starling 45 W, Reed bunting 3 in, Chaffinch 33 in, Crossbill 1 in, Brambling 1, Mistle thrush 1, Blackbird 8, Song thrush 5, including 3 birds W, Meadow pipit 5 W, Pied wagtail 5 in, Linnet 3 in, Redpoll 4 over, Goldfinch 57 E, Siskin 8 over, Greenfinch 5 over.

Torfield to West Hill 07.50 – 09.10
2 Chiffchaffs heard at Torfield.
A nice passage of Woodpigeons noted, mainly in flocks of 200
from east to west with the majority high over the sea and along the coastline:
Woodpigeon 8500 W, Stock Dove 116 W, Meadow Pipit 2 in, 2 W, Skylark 3 W, Chaffinch 23 W, Goldfinch 68 E, Pied Wagtail 3 in, Starling 2 W.

West Hill 15.00
Merlin 1E. 1 Goldfinch, 1 chaffinch and 1 Blue Tit

Fairlight-Ore through HCPNR 0715-0915:
Goldfinch in/E 80, Redpoll E3, Siskin in/E 8, Brambling E 1, Pied wagtail E 4. Wood Pigeon in/W 50, in/E 20.
Goldcrest 12, Song Thrush 4, Skylark 1 , Redwing 2, Starling 15.