On a gloomy, misty morning, John Newton & I watched from the top of Toot Rock. There were hundreds of small migrants moving into the brisk easterly breeze, mostly Goldfinches but with many Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Linnets and Siskins, fewer Pied Wagtails, Reed Buntings and Greenfinches and just 2 Grey Wagtails.
Numerous Goldcrests were calling from the scrub around the Rock and several Jays and Mistle Thrushes were in the area along with 3 GS Woodpeckers.
Knowing that Yellow-browed Warblers are attracted to caravan sites, we checked the Cliff End area but drew a blank. There was however an aerobatic skirmish beween a Peregrine and Carrion Crows.
In recent evenings, up to 150 Mallard have been present on the roadside pool. An ad Med Gull was on the sea on Thursday, when about 10 Little Egrets passed E on their way to roost at Rye H. Presumably they spend their day on the beach at Fairlight.