Archive | August 2017

Hastings autumn migration today

Sunshine and warmth after a cold morning and yesterday’s wind and rain.

Fairlight cliffs 6.15 – 7.15 AP 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Tree Pipit.

Yellow Wagtail 2 W 3 E, Grey Wagtail 2 W 1 E and House Martin 4 W.

White Rock 8.10 AG 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

North’s Seat 10.10 AG 3 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs.

Combe Haven CP (Eastern side) SR – a large fall with 120 Chiffchaffs, 20 Willow Warblers, 20 Spotted Flycatchers, 75 Whitethroats, 22 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 17 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, 40 Sedge Warblers, 4 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear and 4 Whinchats.

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Hastings autumn migration notes

Fairlight cliff 6.15 – 8.45 AP Yellow Wagtail 1 over and House Martin 250 in and 50 W.

Marina 1500 AG House Martin 570 W in a general arrival during a day of cold northerly wind and heavy rain. Birds then returning E or feeding along coast in shelter.

Hastings autumn migration today

Hot, at times humid. Light breezes and hazy sunshine.

Fairlight cliffs early am AP Yellow Wagtail 5 E and Grey Wagtail 1 E.

North’s Seat 12.20 AG 1 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warblers and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Hastings autumn migration notes

Fairlight cliff – Warren Glen am AP 3 Tree Pipits, 2 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats and 5 House Martins.

Yellow Wagtail 8 W, Grey Wagtail 1 W 2 E and Swallow 30 W.

Combe Haven CP am SR 2 Sedge Warblers and 2 Wheatears.

Yellow Wagtail 3 W and Grey Wagtail 1 W.

South Saxons 8 am AG 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 8 Blackcaps and 6 Whitethroats.

Pebsham 9.15 am AG 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 3 Blackcaps.

Hot with coastal breeze and hazy sun and mist patches on higher ground.

Hastings Autumn passage today

Fairlight cliffs – Warren Glen 5.55 – 8.10 AP 7 Wheatears, 1 Redstart, 5 Tree Pipits, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Willow Warblers, 12 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Firecrest, 150 Swallows, 50 House Martins and 2 Sand Martins.

Grey Wagtail 1 W and Yellow Wagtail 25 W/over.

Bulverhythe Fields.- Pebsham 9.45 AG 3 Whitethroats, 1 Willow Warbler and 10 Swallows.

Galley Hill 8.30 SR 2 Wheatears.

Yellow Wagtail 5 W, Grey Wagtail 1 W. Arctic Skua 2 E offshore.

Continuing Hot and dry with strong hazy sun and coastal breezes, atmospheric pressure only gently rising or falling at nights, with moderate Anticyclonic influences from the south.

Hastings autumn migration notes

Fairlight cliff – Warren Glen 6 – 8.15 AP 8 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroats, 3 Tree Pipits, 2 Wheatears, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 House Martins and 50 Swallows.

Yellow Wagtail 16 over/W, Grey Wagtail 1 W and Pied Wagtail 1 E.

Marina 7am AG  f6 Yellow Wagtails NE.

North’s Seat – 9.30 AG 9 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 5 Spotted Flycatchers and 4 Redstarts.

Barley Lane – East Hill 10.35 AG 7 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Whitethroats.

31 Swallows and 3 Sand Martins SW.

Hastings autumn migration notes

Fairlight cliff-Warren Glen 6 – 8.30 AP. 2 Dartford Warblers, 7 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 7 Tree Pipits, 1 Firecrest, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a Wheatear.

Swallow 40 E, House Martin 40 E and Sand Martin 40 E.

Pebsham 8.10 AG. 3 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Whitethroats.

Galley Hill 9.25 AG. 3 Whitethroats and 10 Willow warblers including at least two Acredula types seen well as they foraged in Tamarisk.

South Saxons AG a first winter Whinchat in the meadow.

North’s Seat 2.35 AG. 14 Spotted flycatchers, 4 Redstarts, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Lesser Whitethroats.

Hastings autumn migration notes

Bulverhythe fields 7.30 SR. – Yellow Wagtail 30 W and Tree Pipit 2 W.

Fairlight HCP am. AP. – Yellow Wagtail 12 W, Grey Wagtail 2 W, Tree Pipit 2 W, Swallow 80 W/in and House Martin 2 over.

North’s Seat 9.15 AG. – 13 Whitethroats, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Tree pipits, 8 Redstarts, 4 Robins, 7 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats and a Spotted Flycatcher.

Barley Lane HCP 10.35 AG – 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Spotted flycatchers and a Redstart. Swallow 80 and 55 W and Sand Martin 2 W.

Hastings autumn migration note

Firehills/Warren Glen am. AP. Greenshank 1 passing offshore, Yellow Wagtail 15 W 1 E, Tree pipit 1 W.

1 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Dartford Warblers.

Bulverhythe fields/Galley Hill 9.10 am. AG. Green Sandpiper 2 W together over the fields calling.

1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroats, 1 Reed Warbler and 6 Willow Warblers.

Hastings autumn migration notes

August 21st Barley Lane, HCP. AG. 9 Whitethroats and 3 Blackcaps

August 22nd Firehills to upper Warren Glen. AP. 1 Redstart, 1 Tree pipit, 2 Yellow wagtails, 2 Willow warblers and 1 Lesser whitethroat.

Marina allotments to South Saxons. 8 am. AG. 3 Whitethroats, 1 Willow warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs.