Hastings autumn migration notes

7/8ths gusty SE breeze going SW, the Sun often occluded and discoloured by sand and reportedly also debris from Iberian forest fires, brought by the fast-moving sub-Tropical Depression that has passed north over Ireland.

Fairlight cliffs to 9 AP 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit and 2 Goldcrests.

Goldfinch 240 E 140 W, Linnet 90 W 45 E, Redpoll 4 W, Pied Wagtail 6 out, Chaffinch 6 in, Siskin 9 E 3 W, Reed Bunting 2 in, Starling 1 E, Skylark 1 W and Swallow 2 E.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7.30-8.45 SR 1 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Stonechats. Skylark 1 W, Meadow Pipit 15 W, Siskin 3 and 26 NE, Redpoll 8 NE and Song Thrush 11 over.

North’s Seat 8 AG 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Goldcrests, 12 Song Thrushes, 12 Blackbirds and 26 Chaffinches.

Barley Lane 8.50 AG Pied Wagtail 5 SE and Song Thrush 2 over.

Galley Hill 9-10 SR 3 Chiffchaffs and 1 Blackcap. Goldfinch 95 E, Meadow Pipit 13 SW, Redpoll 3 E, Siskin 7 E and Swallow 1 E.

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