Tetney 27/01/17

Back doing the Tetney circuit with DW today.

A raw F3 S-SE wind with the temperature not rising above 3°C. Also a largely cloudy day with murk throughout limiting the distance we could view over.

The best bird was again the 2CY Glaucous Gull which has now been visiting the Conger Eel carcass for at least 7 days (observed by others 22/1 and 24/1). Not surprisingly, there's not much left of the carcass so this white-winger is likely to be moving on very shortly.

The humber was quiet with only 2 species seen - Common Scoter and Great Crested Grebe, with counts of 15 and 22 respectively, the latter actually our highest count for here.

Notable birds of prey were 2 Hen Harrier, 2 Peregrine and 2 Merlin.

Other highlights: Jack Snipe, 9 Grey Partridge, the regular male Stonechat, 6 Mistle Thrush together, 4 Twite and 60 Linnet. 

The 2017 patch list is now up to 92 with latest additions being Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, Meadow Pipit and Bullfinch.

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