Hastings autumn migration today

4/8ths with a cold NW variable breeze becoming warm in the sun. Pressure rising through the day.

St Leonards – Pebsham 7.15-9.45 SR AG 52 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps, 2 Sedge Warblers, 280 House Martins, 195 Swallows, 5 Sand Martins, 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Teal, 2 Wigeon and 2 Water Rails.

Meadow pipit 32 W or N, Yellow Wagtail 1 W, Pied Wagtail 1 W.

Galley Hill 9.50 AG 1 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 60 Swallows, 45 House Martins and 5 Robins. Meadow pipit 1 W.

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Hastings autumn migration today

4/8ths Light Northerly wind, convective at times and mostly dry until sharp showers in afternoon.

Galley Hill 7.15-9.30 SR 52 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, 68 Swallows and 19 S, 7 Chiffchaffs.

Passage West of Linnet 11, Goldfinch 1, Meadow Pipit 13, Grey Wagtail 2 and Yellow Wagtail 1.

Barley Lane – East Hill AG 7.45 1 adult Hobby, 150 House Martins, 100 Swallows, 71 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Spotted flycatcher and a Stonechat. Meadow pipit 50 on and 44 in. Chaffinch 3 N.

St Leonards Marina pm AG 190 Swallows and 6 Chiffchaffs.

Hastings autumn migration notes

After a calm, cool and clear early morning a thick mist came in on a variable NE wind. Clearing later in the morning followed by sunny spells.

Pebsham – Galley Hill 7.30 SR 17 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers. Swallow 3 W.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 12.30 SR 20 Meadow Pipits, 2 Sedge Warblers, 21 Chiffchaffs and a Whinchat. Common Buzzard f6 N, Sparrowhawk 1 N and Kestrel 1 N.

North’s Seat 9.30 AG 14 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Robins and a Wheatear.

Barley Lane-East Hill 10.30 AG 72 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler.

Hastings autumn migration today

6/8ths with a chill N breeze. Dry and warming with sunshine then some heavy sharp showers from midday.

St Leonards 7.20 AG 4 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. Meadow pipit 23 W and Chaffinch 2 W.

South Saxons 8.05 AG 23 Chiffchaffs, 17 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrests, 1 Stonechat, 5 Swallows and 70 House Martins.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7-10.15 SR 1 Little Grebe, 250 House Martins, 15 Sand Martins, 120 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 34 Blackcaps, 18 Sedge Warblers, 12 Reed Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler, 9 Whitethroats, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whinchats, 1 Stonechat.

Golden Plover 1 NW, Swallow 120 W, Meadow Pipit 120 on and 123 W, Grey Wagtail 9 W, Yellow Wagtail 11 W and Pied Wagtail 3 W.

Pebsham-Galley Hill 9.25 AG 24 Chiffchaffs, 2 Wheatears, 165 House Martins, 47 Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 11 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler.

Bluetit 8 W over coast.

 

Hastings autumn migration today

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7-10 SR 80 Chiffchaffs, 11 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 32 Blackcaps, 9 Whitethroats, 5 Goldcrests, 500 House Martins, 120 Swallows, 30 Sand Martins, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatears and a Redstart.

Meadow Pipit 270 on and 122 W, Yellow Wagtail 10 on and 17 W, Tree Pipit 1 W, Tree Sparrow 2 W.

Fairlight cliffs 6.25-7.25 AP Chiffchaff 4 in, 1 Dartford Warbler and a Wheatear.

Westerly passage of Meadow Pipit 449, Pied Wagtail 1, Yellow Wagtail 3, Starling 4, House Martin 47, Swallow 32, Linnet 8, Reed Bunting 3 and Dunnock 2.

North’s Seat 6.45 AG 14 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Goldcrests. Meadow pipit 4 W.

Barley Lane 7.55 AG 29 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrests and 28 Robins.

Pied Wagtail 2 W and Meadow Pipit 65 in/W.

East Hill 9.15-11 AG 120 House Martins, 6 Sand Martins, 110 Swallows, 12 Robins, 10 Chiffchaffs, 5 Wheatears, 15 Blackcaps and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Great White Egret – at 9.55 two flew together, possibly having arrived at the cliffs, quite low westwards over the Old Town and West Hill, then turned northwards, perhaps having sighted the waters of Alexandra Park. However they soon resumed their westward flight and were watched flying steadily and passing just inland of the telephone mast at Summerfields.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 W together, Bluetit 4 W and Meadow Pipit 38 in/W.

Hastings autumn migration notes

September 13th

Galley Hill 7.30-8.30 SR Yellow Wagtail 1 W and Meadow Pipit 8 W.

Fairlight cliffs 6-7.45 AP House Martin 30 W, Swallow 8 W and Meadow Pipit 6 W.

 

September 14th a cold NW f4 with 3/8ths cloud becoming overcast at midday.

Fairlight cliffs 6.25-8.25 AP Chiffchaff 5 in, Goldcrest 2 in, 1 Blackcap and 1 Dartford Warbler.

Westerly passage of Meadow Pipit 568, Yellow Wagtail 13, Grey Wagtail 10, Pied Wagtail 6, Sand Martin 6, Swallow 23, House Martin 175.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7 – 10.15 SR 2 Whinchats, 24 Blackcaps, 1 Redstart, 4 Sedge Warblers, 11 Reed Warblers, 1 Willow Warbler, 150 Chiffchaffs and 4 Goldcrests.

Meadow Pipit 250 W, Swallow 64 W, Grey Wagtail 3 W, Yellow Wagtail 15 W and 1 on, Sand Martin 5 W and House Martin 86 W.

St Leonards 7am AG passage W of Grey Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 18 and Swallow 1.

White Rock 7.40-9.55 AG 1 Wheatear, 3 Robins and 6 Chiffchaffs.

Passage W or NW of Lesser Black-backed Gull 15, Meadow Pipit 304 (and 2 S), House Martin 153, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 43, Pied Wagtail 2, Yellow Wagtail f13 and 1, Grey Wagtail 1 and Reed Bunting 1.

North’s Seat 12am AG 1 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests.

Pied Wagtail f6 W, Sand Martin 1 W, House Martin 5 W, Swallow 5 W and Meadow Pipit 7 W.

 

Hastings autumn migration notes

After the rain and wind of the 11th this morning began cool and bright with a light Westerly, however the wind and cloud increased during the day. Atlantic systems continue across the western Continent.

Fairlight cliffs 6.15 – 8.15 AP Westerly passage of Grey Wagtail 4, Yellow Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 98, Sand Martin 5, House Martin 25, Swallow 5, Chaffinch 4, Linnet 2 and Reed Bunting 2in/W and Chiffchaff 4 including 2 in.

Firehills to Town Beach am AP 3 Stonechats, 25 Chiffchaffs, 4 Wheatears, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat and a Firecrest.

Meadow Pipit 54 W, Grey Wagtail 2 W and Chaffinch 2 W.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7 – 10 SR 1 Wheatear, 2 Redstarts, 1 Whinchat, 13 Blackcaps, 54 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 6 Reed Warblers, 8 Sedge Warblers, 5 Sand Martins, 32 House Martins and 40 Swallows.

Curlew 1 W, Meadow Pipit 86 W, Grey Wagtail 2 and 5 W, Yellow Wagtail 20 and 15 W.

Harrow, The Ridge 7.05 AG 8 Chiffchaffs. Meadow Pipit 6 W.

North’s Seat 9.40 AG 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 6 Chiffchaffs. Meadow Pipit 8 W.

Barley Lane 10.50 AG 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Blackcap. Chaffinch 2 W and Meadow Pipit 1 W.

 

Hastings autumn migration today

Light North-westerly and bright early morning, becoming increasingly windy and overcast from the Southwest during the day.

Fairlight cliffs 6.20 – 8.20 AP 8 Chiffchaffs including 6 in, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrests and a Dartford Warbler.

A Westerly passage of Meadow Pipit 92, Grey Wagtail 6, Pied Wagtail 2, Swallow 73, House Martin 90, Sand Martin 3 and Reed Bunting 1.

Pebsham am SR AG 12 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, 8 Reed Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers and a Stonechat.

Grey Wagtail 2 W, Sand Martin 2 S and Swallow 3 S.

Galley Hill 8.30-9.45 SR 5 Chiffchaffs and 1 Blackcap.

Yellow Wagtail 3 W, Grey Wagtail 6 W, Meadow Pipit 31 W, Tree Pipit 2 W, Linnet 5 W, Goldfinch 1 W and Swallow 8 W 1 N.

St Leonards – South Saxons 7.15 AG 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps and 3 Whitethroats.

Hastings autumn migration notes

September 8th Fairlight cliffs am AP Swallow 25 W.

The day was notable for prolonged heavy rains throughout on a humid SW.


 

September 9th Bright early morning with some clouds on a light NW. Atmospheric pressure having recovered to an extent and mainly dry.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) am SR 52 Whitethroats, 72 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 90 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 17 Sedge Warblers, 43 Reed Warblers, 6 Redstarts, 8 Whinchats, 3 Wheatears, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, 13 Sand Martins, 40 House Martins and 30 Swallows. Yellow Wagtail 125 on then W in flocks, Tree Pipit 1 W, Meadow pipit 45 on and 20 W.

Fairlight cliffs 6.25 – 7.40 AP 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff and 6 in, Blackcap 2 in, Tree Pipit 2 W, Meadow Pipit 104 in/W, Grey Wagtail 1 in, Yellow Wagtail 24 in/W, Swallow 13 W 3 E, House Martin 3 W.

South Saxons 7.10 AG 3 Garden Warblers, 5 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroats and a Whinchat.

Firehills – Ore mid am AP 29 Whitethroats, 9 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Chiffchaffs, 1 Wheatear and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Marina allotments am AG 2 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff. Swallow 2 W.

Hastings autumn migration today

Westerly force 3 increasing later, 6/8ths and some light rain.

Fairlight cliffs 6.20 – 7.50 AP 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Stonechat and 1 Whitethroat.

Grey Wagtail 3 over, Yellow Wagtail 11 W 2 E, Tree Pipit 2 over, Meadow Pipit 57 W, Swallow 275 in/W, Sand Martin 5 W, Starling 3 W, Goldfinch 5 W.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 9 am SR 46 Chiffchaffs, 11 Reed Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 6 Sedge Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrushes and 4 Whinchats.

Swallow 180 E, House Martin 30 E, Sand Martin 2 E, Meadow Pipit 54 W, Yellow Wagtail 26 W and 40 on and Linnet 8 W.

North’s Seat 7.40 AG 16 Meadow Pipits, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat and 4 Robins. Also 2 Dunnocks W and three overhead together.

Firehills and Barley Lane am AP AG 12 Chiffchaffs, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 14 Whitethroats, 17 Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Redstarts and 2 Tree Pipits.

Meadow Pipit 79 W, Yellow Wagtail 6 W, Grey Wagtail 3 W, Pied Wagtail 2 in, Swallow 22 W and Sand Martin 1 W.