On the humber were 13 Great Crested Grebe and the 15 Common Scoter still. A flock of 13 distant seaduck looked good for Velvets and a redhead Goosander flew past.
Birds of prey today were Hen Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine and a Merlin.
Other highlights: 2 Water Rail, the wintering male Stonechat, 60 Linnet, 6 Twite and a Lapland Bunting.
Also seen were 2 Harbour Porpoise and 3 Roe Deer.
No sign of the Glaucous Gull today.
Three more species added to the 2017 patch list - Collared Dove, House Sparrow and Long-tailed Tit. Total now 95.
A new arrival on the patch. Duly added to my plastic list (as a presumed Greylag x Mallard hybrid)