Archive | September 2017

Hastings migration notes today

NW going SW with cloud and occasional showers. Remaining warm.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7.20-10 SR 11 Goldcrests, 26 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps, 2 Sedge Warblers, 45 Swallows, 70 House Martins, 260 Meadow Pipits, 14 Stonechats and 25 Skylarks. Siskin 40 NE.

St Leonards 8.05 AG occasional notes of passage over the coast;- Goldfinch 16 E 1 W, Chaffinch 7 W, Linnet 2 W, Swallow 210 W, House Martin 160 W, Pied Wagtail 4 W. Meadow pipit 29 W and Carrion Crow 1 W. Also of note, a Treecreeper briefly in the garden. 6 Chiffchaffs.

Pebsham 10.30 AG 2 Song Thrushes, 13 Chiffchaffs, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Reed Warbler. Linnet 18 W, Goldfinch 4 W. Meadow Pipit 1 W and Pied Wagtail 3 W.

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Hastings autumn passage notes

Rain setting in then clearing to occasional showers on a warm SW breeze after midday which cleared persistent low cloud/fog over high ground.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7-10 SR 1 Snipe, 7 Goldcrests, 17 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, 85 Meadow Pipits and 6 Stonechats. Swallow 120 E, Yellow Wagtail 3 S, Siskin 6 NE 1 N and Goldfinch 34 W.

Tilekiln-Barley Lane midday AG 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Goldcrests, 3 Stonechats and 14 Swallows.

North’s Seat 12.50 AG 13 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 1 Whitethroat, 21 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps and 3 Goldcrests.

Hastings autumn migration watch

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 9-10 SR 1 Wigeon, 2 Shovelers, 5 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Stonechats, 1 Swallow and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. Meadow Pipit 5 E and Siskin 3 SW.

Hastings autumn passage today

Easterly f2 early, 6/8ths and mist persisting. Remaining warm and wind freshening into SE then S by evening.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) am SR 56 Chiffchaffs, 28 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warblers, 5 Goldcrests, 8 Stonechats and a Whinchat.

Meadow Pipit 30 and 21 E, Yellow Wagtail 1 E and Siskin 1 SW.

North’s Seat 7.25 AG 15 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaffs and 7 Song Thrushes. Meadow Pipit 2 E and Pied Wagtail 10 E.

Barley Lane and Covehurst 7.45-12.00 AG 1 Hobby, 1 Whitethroat, 39 Chiffchaffs, 28 Blackcaps, 15 Goldcrests, 4 Stonechats, 1 Wheatear and a Whinchat. Also of note a female Peregrine flying with Jackdaw prey.

Chaffinch 3 E, Goldfinch 22 E, Linnet 9 S, Meadow Pipit 209 E and 12 S, Pied Wagtail 25 E, Grey Wagtail 1 E, Yellow Wagtail 4 E, Swallow 6 E, Song Thrush 5 N 1 W and a Skylark over.

Hastings autumn passage today

NE breeze, 7/8ths and mist. The wind veering more north for a time then freshening east later in day when very warm with sunny spells.

St Leonards-White Rock 7.15 AG. 9 Robins and 8 Chiffchaffs. Pied wagtail 21 E and Meadow Pipit 46 E.

Bulverhythe sluice 7.20 SR. 3 Chiffchaffs. Yellow Wagtail 4 E and Siskin 1 E.

Glyne Gap marsh-Bulverhythe fields 7.55 SR 25 Chiffchaffs, 13 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Goldcrests. Yellow Wagtail 8 E, Meadow Pipit 28 E and Siskin 3 E.

Pebsham marsh 9.55 SR 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Shoveler, 6 Chiffchaffs and 4 Blackcaps. Meadow Pipit 11 E, Pied Wagtail 21 NE, Yellow Wagtail 1 E, Reed Bunting 1 E and Goldfinch 3 E.

also at least 200 Meadow Pipits E over Pebsham during afternoon.

Old Hastings-West Hill 14.30 MG 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Chiffchaffs. Meadow Pipit 15 in and a buzzard sp. S at height.

North’s Seat 9.25 AG 1 Grey Heron, 5 Robins, 7 Chiffchaffs, 1 Wheatear, 23 Blackcaps (seen feeding on Haws and Rosehips as Elders and Blackberries denuded here), 7 Dunnocks and 2 Goldcrests. Meadow Pipit 13 N and Chaffinch 2 N.

Barley Lane-East Hill 10.25 2 single Firecrests, 1 Wheatear, 19 Robins, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs, 7 House Martins, 3 Stonechats and 3 Reed Buntings. Swallow 17 E 15 S and Meadow Pipit 62 E.

 

Hastings autumn migration notes

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7-10 SR 2 Water Rails, 12 Blackcaps, 42 Chiffchaffs, 4 Stonechats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Goldcrests and 120 House Martins.

Grey Heron f5 W, Meadow Pipit 20 on and 14 SW, Yellow Wagtail 1 W and 7 SW, Swallow 450 E and Tree Pipit 1 W.

Fairlight-Barley Lane 13.15 – 1510 MG 1 Hobby, 1 Woodlark, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Blackcaps.

Swallow 270 E, House Martin 130 E and Meadow Pipit 32 E.

Hastings migration notes today

Pebsham marsh 7.10 SR 7 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Stonechat, 30 Swallows. Meadow pipit 11 W, Pied Wagtail 9 W.

Galley Hill 8.10-9.30 SR 2 Wheatears. Linnet 1 W, Goldfinch 1 W and Meadow Pipit 10 and 3 W.

St Leonards 3.15 AG Swallow 27 E.

Hastings autumn passage today

Variable cloud. Dry with a warm S or SE breeze.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7-10 SR 26 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Stonechats, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Song Thrushes and 240 House Martins.

Green Sandpiper 1 SW, Meadow Pipit 50 and 12 W, Skylark 12 W, Pied Wagtail 11 W and Swallow 350 E in an hour.

Combe Haven CP – Bulverhythe fields 11.35-13.15 AG Swallow 445 foraging and moving south in flocks.

North’s Seat 8.40 AG 3 Goldcrests, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs. House Martin 45 W.

Barley Lane 9.30 AG 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Stonechat and 60 Swallows. Grey Wagtail 1 W.

Fairlight CG-Warren Glen quarry pm MG 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Meadow Pipits, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Robins and 120 Linnets.

Hastings autumn passage today

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7.30-10.10 SR 1 Gadwall, 15 Blackcaps, 46 Chiffchaffs, 5 Goldcrests, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers, 600 House Martins, 150 Swallows and 4 Stonechats. Meadow Pipit 85 and 18 W, Siskin 1 NE.

St Leonards-South Saxons 6.30 AG 100 House Martins, 10 Swallows, 7 Chiffchaffs and 1 Blackcap. Meadow Pipit 2 W.

Hastings autumn passage today

Becoming overcast with a gusty southerly but dry until evening.

Glyne Gap marsh 7.15 SR 10 Chiffchaffs, 350 Swallows and 45 House Martins.

Galley Hill 7.30-9.30 SR Swallow 1700 S or W, House Martin 30 W and Meadow Pipit 34 W.