Tetney 17/02/17

Out with DW. A largely sunny day with a variable F2 wind and the temperature reaching double figures.

The humber was like a millpond but quiet yet again with just a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Common Scoter, a Pochard and 3 Teal seen. There was some gull movement along the tide edge though and this included a fine adult Med Gull flying north.

Birds of prey today were: 2 Hen Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 3 Merlin, 4 Short-eared Owl and 2 Barn Owl.

Other highlights: Pale-bellied Brent Goose with c850 Dark-bellied, Black-tailed Godwit, Water Rail, 6 Grey Partridge, the wintering male Stonechat, 31 Twite and a Lapland Bunting.

There were two Guillemot corpses along the strandline and the remains of what on size was presumably a Little Auk.

There was also an obvious wreck of Common Cuttlefish shells, along with a few Sea Urchins and a Common Sunstar.

Two patch year ticks today - Pochard and Med Gull. Total: 102

1 of 2 Guillemots washed up

Common Sunstar

Common Cuttlefish shell

Submerged car was new for my Tetney list

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