Hastings Country Park NR

23rd October 2009, Friday


47 sp in 2 hours in TQ81K ie Quarry, Warren Glen, Lovers’ Seat, Fairlight Glen, Place Farm.
Calls of small finches coming from the sky but very hard to see the birds, so numbers uncertain, at least 45 Redpolls however. Crossbill and Brambling heard only. Skylarks moving steadily west: 59 altogether. 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrests, 2 Firecrests.
Novelty value was provided by a late HONEY BUZZARD pursued low W across the fields by a couple of crows.