Saturday, 24 August 2019

Hastings Country Park

A walk around with Christian and Josiah didn't produce as many migrants as expected, I'm sure mainly down to our ineptitude closing in on the best spots at this unfamiliar and quite vast site. However, we did log four Whinchats, two Wheatears, 14 Yellow Wagtails, five Tree Pipits, a Hobby, nine eastbound Buzzards, two Willow Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, a good scattering of Whitethroats and Blackcaps; a steady movement of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows; a Yellowhammer, a Bullfinch, a Grey Wagtail, 10 Stonechats, a Nuthatch, a Coal Tit, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Green Woodpecker. Sandwich Terns and Oystercatchers could be heard along the shore.


Wheatear (left) and Whinchat