The last few days had promise but I failed to make good. The wind meandering between south east and most lately the south, bringing warm moist air from the continent.
Today I encountered a lovely Dartford Warbler in song above Birling Gap, a single Firecrest, c40 Goldcrest and a much reduced Goldfinch passage of c400 birds with small numbers of Redpoll and Siskin mixed in.
A lot of ground covered on the 7th with most sites covered. c120 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest on the ground. c1000 Goldfinch, c50 Siskin, c100 Redpoll, 2 Crossbill, 2 Swallow went east. A single Woodlark flew over Shooters Bottom along with a single Dartford Warbler there. 2 Chiffchaff were also seen.