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Hastings autumn passage notes

Wf2 4/8ths. Becoming milder after a cold early part of the night.

Fairlight cliffs 6.20-7.20 AP 1 Brambling, 1 Fieldfare and 3 Song Thrushes.

Siskin 4 E, Redpoll 13 E, Goldfinch 20 E 28 W, Linnet 15 E 5 W, Goldcrest 2 in, Meadow Pipit 12 W and Woodpigeon 3 in.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7-10 SR 5 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings, 8 Stonechats, 5 Goldcrests and 6 Chiffchaffs.

Snipe 1 and 1 W, Green Sandpiper 1 W, Marsh Harrier 1 female W, Woodpigeon 42 W, Fieldfare 8 N, Siskin 12 NE, Brambling 3 NE, Redpoll 21 NE and Starling 135 W.

East Hill 7.50-9.40 AG 5 Blackbirds and 4 Goldcrests.

Starling 535 in/W, Hawfinch 2 N, Siskin 4 N, Goldfinch 44 E 8 W, Rock Pipit 1 W, Stock Dove 4 W, Chaffinch 12 in/E and 4 W and Greenfinch 2 E.

Glyne Gap marsh 1-2 SR 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrests and a Snipe.

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Hastings autumn passage notes

2/8ths cold Nf2

Fairlight cliffs 6.15-7.45 AP 2 Goldcrests, 1 Redwing and 2 Song Thrushes

Goldfinch 640 E, Redpoll 47 in/E, Chaffinch 29 E, Brambling 3 in, Linnet 35 E, Siskin 25 E, Meadow Pipit 12 E, Woodpigeon 25 in, Starling 1550 in inc. f1500, Long-tailed Tit 9 W, Reed Bunting 1 W, Rock Pipit 1 over and Pied Wagtail 3 W.

Galley Hill 7-10 SR 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Ring Ousel and a Goldcrest.

Coal Tit 1 in, Starling 230 in, Rock Pipit 1 E 2 W, Redpoll 72 E, Siskin 110 E, Goldfinch 219 E, Linnet 54 E and Meadow Pipit 23 E.

North’s Seat 6.50 AG 14 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Skylarks, Redwing 2 and 8 N, Fieldfare 13 N, Reed Bunting 1 N, Chaffinch 10 N, Meadow Pipit 4 N and Stock Dove 5 W.

Barley Lane 7.35 AG 6 Blackbirds, Skylark 13 in, Starling 158 in/W, Chaffinch 19 N, Goldfinch 20 E, Stock Dove 26 NE, Redpoll 1 N, Rook 3 N, Song Thrush 1 N and Meadow Pipit 4 N.

East Hill 8.25-10.20 AG 8 Blackbirds and 4 Chiffchaffs.

Skylark 19 in, Fieldfare 2 in, Starling 16 in/W, Goldfinch 207 E 4 W, Chaffinch 10 in 4 E, Carrion Crow 4 W, Swallow 1 W, Redpoll 5 E, Rook 1 N, Meadow Pipit 1 N 2 E, Linnet 8 E 4 W, Siskin 3 E, Pied wagtail 2 in, Woodpigeon 15 in, Stock Dove 24 NE and Greenfinch 2 N 2 E.

Hastings migration notes today

8/8ths Nf5 bright spells developing.

Fairlight cliffs 6.30-7.30 AP 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrests. Goldfinch 100 E, Redpoll 14 W, Chaffinch 6 in, Woodpigeon 50 in, Redwing 2 in, Song Thrush 2 in, Starling 2 W and Bullfinch 2 over.

Combe Haven C P (Eastern side) 7-10 SR 5 Chiffchaffs, 14 Goldcrests, 8 Redwings, 4 Fieldfares, 13 Blackbirds, 6 Stonechats, 1 Swallow.

Hawfinch f4 E perching briefly in Sallows before continuing, Mistle Thrush 1 W, Meadow Pipit 35 and 13 W.

West St Leonards-Bulverhythe fields/beach am AG 4 Goldcrests. Rock Pipit 1 W, Grey Heron 1 E offshore, Goldfinch 73 E, Linnet 15 In, Starling 75 in.

Glyne Gap Marsh 8.30 AG 28 Redpolls and 1 Chiffchaff.

Galley Hill 8.45 AG f53 Brent Goose in Vee formation flew high S over Pebsham and went directly S out over sea. 10 Blackbirds, 4 Stonechats and 3 Chiffchaffs.

 

Hastings autumn passage today

Cold W f5 6/8ths with mist patches clearing and grass frost in Combe Valley.

Fairlight cliffs 7.15-9 AP 1 Coal tit and 2 Song Thrushes.

Goldfinch 185 E, Redpoll 35 in, Chaffinch 8 in, Brambling 2 in, Siskin 17 E, Reed Bunting 2 W, Redwing 3 in, Ring Ousel 1 W, Pied Wagtail 9 in, Meadow Pipit 31 W, Rock Pipit 1 over, Linnet 15 E, Woodpigeon 33 in/W, Stock Dove 7 E, Starling 145 W, Bullfinch 2 E, Skylark 2 W, Greenfinch 4 E, Jackdaw 8 in and Carrion Crow 5 in,

Combe Haven CP (eastern side)  7.45-10.30 SR 7 Snipe, 11 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs, 7 Water Pipits, 12 Stonechats and an adult male Marsh Harrier.

Redpoll 55 and 26 N, Redwing 15 in, Fieldfare 3 in and 1 W, Song Thrush 32 in and 14 N, Starling 42 W, Siskin 41 and 51 E, Chaffinch 11 W, Brambling 1 and 1 N and Goldfinch 150 and 130 W.

East Hill 8.15-11.05 AG Starling 169 in/W, Woodpigeon 42 in/W, Stock Dove 58 in/W, Pied Wagtail 3 in/W, Chaffinch 25 in, Linnet 71 in/W, Goldfinch 280 W, Swallow 2 W, Greenfinch 8 W, Rook 4 W, Carrion Crow 1 W, Jackdaw 3 in, Redpoll 5 E 2 in, Skylark 9 in/W, Yellowhammer 5 in, Meadow Pipit 2 in, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 W, Bullfinch f3 W at height, Coal Tit 1 in, Siskin 29 W, Mistle Thrush 1 in, Song Thrush 1 in, Ring Ousel 2 in, Blackbird 10 and 4 in, Great Tit 8 in/W, Blue tit 7 in/W and Long-tailed Tit 9 W.

 

Hastings migration notes today

N f2-4 2/8ths 6 C at dawn.

Fairlight cliffs 7-9.30 AP 1 Stonechat and 2 Chiffchaffs.

Brambling 6 E, Siskin 37 E, Goldfinch 190 in/E, Song Thrush 8 in/W, Meadow Pipit 65 W, Bullfinch 3 W, Redpoll 26 in/E, Chaffinch 29 in, Greenfinch 6 W, Pied Wagtail 10 E, Linnet 35 E, Skylark 8 W, Reed Bunting 6 W, Stock Dove 8 E, Woodpigeon 17 in/W, Starling 270 in, Carrion Crow 10 W and Goldcrest 2 in.

Galley Hill 7.30-9.45 SR 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stonechats and 15 Meadow Pipits.

Hawfinch 1 E, Goldfinch 240 E, Linnet 74 E, Redpoll 36 NE, Siskin 48 NE 3 SW, Skylark 4 SW, Brambling 4 N, Chaffinch 15 and 5 E. Greenfinch 15 E and Little Egret 1 W.

North’s Seat 7.55-8.30 AG 20 Chaffinches, 2 Redwings and 4 Song Thrushes. Bullfinch 1 and 1 adult male W, Stock Dove 24 W.

Barley Lane 8.35-9.25 AG Blackbird 4 N, Mistle Thrush 4 N, Skylark 9 and 7 N, Reed Bunting 1 N, Starling 298 N, Chaffinch 66 N, Stock Dove 21 in/W, Woodpigeon 2 N 20 W, Meadow Pipit 14 N, Linnet 9 N and Goldfinch 30 E.

East Hill 9.30-11.20 AG Skylark 13 in, Meadow Pipit 7 in, Woodpigeon 9 in/W, Stock Dove 16 in/W, Chaffinch 55 in, Goldfinch 207 E, Linnet 59 in, Yellowhammer 3 over, Reed Bunting 1 in, Starling 93 in, Redpoll 39 in/E, Siskin 3 E, Raven 4 W, Carrion Crow 3 in, Jackdaw 3 in, Rook 5 in, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 in, Swallow 1 over and Pied Wagtail 1 W.

Pebsham marsh 12.45-1.45 SR 4 Stonechats and 3 Chiffchaffs. Starling 26 N and Goldfinch 24 E.

Hastings passage notes today

WSW f3 7/8ths continuing mild.

Fairlight cliffs 7.15-8.45 AP 3 Chiffchaffs and 1 Coal Tit.

Goldfinch 205 W, Redpoll 19 W, Meadow Pipit 20 W, Brambling 8 W, Reed Bunting 30 W, Bullfinch 3W, Siskin 12 W, Linnet 21 W, Swallow 20 W, House Martin 12 W, Starling 4 W, Pied Wagtail 2 W, Chaffinch 9 W, Greenfinch 4 W, Skylark 3 W, Yellowhammer 1 in, Short-eared Owl 1 in then NW, Goldcrest 12 in, Song Thrush 7 in, Ring Ousel 13 over, Redwing 2 in and Stock Dove 12 W.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) SR 7.30-10.30 SR 2 Tufted Ducks, 13 Blackbirds, 1 Ring Ousel, 13 Goldcrests and 6 Chiffchaffs. Redwing 2 and 3 N, Skylark 8 N, Song Thrush 26 and 6 N, Redpoll 45 and 13 N, Siskin 42 and 26 N, Stock Dove f22 W, Brambling 1 SW and Lapwing 1 W.

West Hill 9.40-12 AG 1 Stonechat, 6 Swallows, 5 Goldcrests and 6 Wrens.

Brambling f6 in from SE settled in Sycamores, Chaffinch 10 W, Goldfinch 73 W, Linnet 71 W, Siskin 7 W, Redpoll f10 E, Carrion Crow 4 W 7 E, Crossbill 4 in, Skylark 2 in 1 W, Curlew 1 in, Rock Pipit 1 in, Meadow Pipit 10 W, Grey Wagtail 2 W, Pied Wagtail 3 W and Stock Dove 1 in and 7 SE.

Glyne Gap marsh 1-2.30 SR 12 Water Rails, 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Snipe and 3 Goldcrests. Meadow Pipit 4 N 11 W, Starling 42 N, Chaffinch f28 in and Redpoll 6 in.

Hastings autumn passage notes

Yesterday Fog and drizzle limited observations although a Firecrest was at East Hill and a Chiffchaff at St Leonards.

Passage today 6/8ths WSW 5 mild.

Combe Haven CP (Eastern side) SR 7.15-10.30 2 Ring Ousels, 24 Blackbirds, 8 Chiffchaffs, 10 Stonechats, 2 Water Pipits, 42 Skylarks, 6 Goldcrests, 24 Swallows and 8 House Martins.

Goldfinch 146 W, Siskin 65 and 31 N 11 SE, Redpoll 24 and 17 N 5 S, Starling 14 W, Woodlark 1 S and 1 W, Meadow Pipit 42 and 13 S.

Fairlight cliffs 7.30-8.30 AP Coal Tit 2 in and N, Blackcap a pair in and Goldcrest 1 in. Westerly passage of;-Goldfinch 460, Linnet 39, Siskin 10, Redpoll 8, Chaffinch 4, Greenfinch 1, Reed Bunting 3, Pied Wagtail 1 and Swallow 1.

White Rock 7.45-9 AG passage W of;-Goldfinch 148, Linnet 143, Starling 92, Pied Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 64, Siskin 9, Reed Bunting 2, Rook 2 and Carrion Crow 4.

St Leonards 10-12 AG occasional notes of passage W above the prom;- Meadow Pipit 8, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 53, Linnet 90, Carrion Crow 2 and a Redpoll in over the sea.

 

 

Hastings migration notes today

Westerly f3 6/8ths with rain after 10. Continuing very mild.

Fairlight cliffs 7.30-9.30 AP 3 Chiffchaffs and 1 Dartford Warbler.

Reed Bunting 46 W, Siskin 52 W, Linnet 72 W, Goldfinch 265 W 65 E, Redpoll 14 W, Chaffinch 39 W, Brambling 10 W, Ring Ousel 6 W 1 in, Grey Wagtail 1 W, Goldcrest 4 in, Stock Dove 3 W, Greenfinch 11 W, Starling 13 W, Bullfinch 4 W, Bluetit 4 W, Woodlark 3 W and Skylark f11 W.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7.20-10.20 SR 5 Ring Ousels, 7 Goldcrests, 8 Chiffchaffs, 73 Swallows, 46 Chaffinches, 8 Stonechats and 3 Water Pipits,

Goosander 1 male W, Greenshank 1 W, Rock/Water Pipit 1 N, Meadow Pipit 52 and 11 S, Redwing 1 N, Song Thrush 75 in and 24 N, Jackdaw 4 W, Rook 2 W, Goldfinch 160 W, Linnet 180 W, Siskin 25 and 55 NE and Brambling 1 SW.

North’s Seat 8 AG 5 Goldcrests, 1 Firecrest, 8 Blackbirds, 3 Song Thrushes, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Redwings and f5 N, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 11 Robins, 10 Chaffinches, 20 House Martins and 9 Swallows.

Barley Lane-East Hill 8.50-10.50 4 Song Thrushes and 1 W, 4 Blackbirds, 4 Goldcrests, 22 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 1 Mistle thrush and 2 Chiffchaffs.

Reed Bunting 7 W, Redwing 1 E, Chaffinch 34 W, Skylark 7 and f6 NW and Meadow Pipit 8 W.

 

 

Hastings migration notes 22nd October

After a spell of stormy Atlantic weather recording resumed as it became dry with a lighter W wind f5. 3/8ths

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 8-10.20 SR 1 Lapwing, 2 Redwings, 1 Ring Ousel, 11 Song Thrushes, 26 Swallows, 15 House Martins, 2 Goldcrests, 4 Stonechats, 42 Skylarks, 1 Water Pipit, 56 Meadow Pipits and 6 N, and 9 Chiffchaffs.

Woodpigeon 42 W, Jackdaw 25 W, Rook 2 W, Siskin 24 SW 10 N, Redpoll 15 N 10 SE and Goldfinch 85 W.

Hastings Country Park 6.45-10 AP 4 Chiffchaffs, 9 Goldcrests inc. 2 in, 1 Blackcap, 4 Ring Ousels, 1 Stonechat, 6 Song Thrushes and 30 Meadow Pipits. (also, a Firecrest near Stonelynk).

Skylark 4 W, Swallow 6 W, House Martin 2 W, Starling 60 W, Chaffinch 30 W, Redpoll 60 W, Siskin 30 W, Goldfinch 300 W, Linnet 50 W and Bullfinch 15 over.

West St Leonards 7.40 AG occasional records of Merlin 1 W, Swallow 5 W, Goldfinch 5 W and Linnet 25 W.

White Rock 8.10-9.50 AG 1 Chiffchaff and 10 Robins.

Siskin 2 over, Redpoll 3 N, Stock Dove 2 N 10 E, Starling 6 W, Chaffinch 5 W, Linnet 6 N 4 W, Pied Wagtail 1 W, Jackdaw 17 W, Swallow 4 W, House Martin 2 W and Meadow Pipit 8 W.

 

Hastings autumn passage notes

6/8ths light E or SE.

North’s Seat 7.25 AG 3 Blackbirds. Chaffinch 5 E.

Fairlight cliffs 7.20-9 AP Goldfinch 395 E 20 W, Linnet 40 E, Siskin 22 E, Redpoll 17 E, Chaffinch 20 over, Reed Bunting 26 W, Meadow Pipit 20 E 4 W, Woodpigeon 4 W, Song Thrush 4 in, Pied Wagtail 1 W 6 E, Goldcrest 1 in and Starling 2 W.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side)7.15-10.15 SR 18 Redwings, 25 Song Thrushes, 16 Blackbirds, 4 Stonechats, 32 Meadow Pipits, 45 Chaffinches, 11 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 6 Goldcrests and 3 House Martins. Redpoll 14 NE, Siskin 18 NE and Skylark 4 W.

Barley Lane 7.40 AG 8 Redwings, 17 Blackbirds. Song Thrush 12 over, Skylark f6 S and 2 over, Starling 15 W.

East Hill 8.30-9.15 AG Song Thrush 2 over, Starling 18 W, Chaffinch 42 E, Goldfinch 357 E, Greenfinch 8 E, Siskin 7 E, Linnet 45 E, Meadow Pipit 7 E, Pied Wagtail 3 E and Stock Dove 1 E.