Overhead visible migration was dominated by siskin (450 east), meadow pipit (250), house martin (200) and swallow (100). Smaller numbers of other species were also recorded including 20 pied wagtail, 15 yellow wagtail, 5 grey wagtail, 3 tree pipits, 20 goldfinch, and 10 reed bunting. Migrant raptors reported included a common buzzard and sparrowhawk.
Notable records of grounded migrants included the second record of Cetti’s warbler for the site in Warren Glen, 5 crossbill in the Barn Pond area, two redstarts (Fairlight Road Picnic Site & Rocklands Lane) and a spotted flycatcher at Fairlight Road Picnic Site.
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Reported by Cliff Dean, Andrew Grace & Alan Parker