Tetney

With heavy, thundery showers this am, I only ventured our for 4hrs in the afternoon to Tetney when it felt like another day with clear skies, sunshine & mild temperatures. A handsome drake Goosander on the lock was the star bird. Other highlights were more typical coastal winter fare - 3 Whooper Swan, 21 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Pale-bellied Brents with 473 Dark-bellied, Peregrine, Merlin, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, 4 Lapland Buntings & finally a pair of Bullfinches next to the chapel. A wasp that wouldn't leave me alone was the only remnant of summer. The Short-eared was actually my 1st of the autumn and only got up at virtually last light, gaining some serious height and was last seen heading towards Humberston Yacht Club - actively migrating?

2 comments:

  1. Seems like a good day considering the recent weather. You have your share of Brent Geese.
    On second thoughts it was a good day for any weather.

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  2. Thanks for the comments. I hadn't expected much considering how poor the weather had been during the morning but was very surprised at the list I managed in such a short time.
    The Lincolnshire coast in winter would'nt be the same without the flocks of Brent Geese. Quite a few youngsters with them this winter which is good to see after a recent run of poor breeding success

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