Hastings autumn passage notes

Often quiet now, the migration season seems to have run through quickly despite the very warm autumn weather.

November 3rd 3/8ths NE f2

North’s Seat 7.25 AG 20 Blackbirds, 4 Song Thrushes, 22 Chaffinches and 8 Goldcrests. Starling 85 NW.


November 5th 1/8th NW f4

Fairlight cliffs 6.25-7.50 AP Woodpigeon 1180 W, Goldfinch 75 E 25 W, Chaffinch 7 E, Redpoll 16 W, Pied Wagtail 3 W 2 E, Skylark 1 in, Reed Bunting 2 in/E, Siskin 12 E and Redwing 1 in.

White Rock 7.25-8 AG Woodpigeon 1020 in and 150 E, Starling 5 W.

West Hill 8.15 AG Redpoll 2 in.

St Leonards am AG A pale Common Buzzard W mid morning, flying low above rooftops chased by gulls and crows, underparts white with dark ‘comma’ mark on carpal area of underwing. Uppertail white with irregular brown-black apical band.

Redpoll 3 in off sea.

Combe Haven CP (eastern side) 7.20-10 SR 3 Chiffchaffs, 14 Stonechats, 2 Lapwings, 7 Wigeon and 1 juv male Marsh Harrier. Woodpigeon 1800 SE, Starling 35 W and Redpoll 16 SW.

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