Tetney 29/03/17

Largely cloudy with spells of light rain in the morning and early afternoon. SW F4 with a temperature of 14°C.

On the humber were the usual 2 Common Scoter with a third bird heading upriver.

Bird of prey highlights: Marsh Harrier NW, male Hen Harrier, Common Buzzard, Peregrine and Short-eared Owl.

In the bushes were 7 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest.

Other highlights: 18 Mute Swan on Tetney Lock was a sizable increase on the usual 2 birds! Also - 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover that flew over the beach calling, Common Snipe, c200 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Partridge, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, 10 alba Wagtail NW, Lesser Redpoll NW and 7 Redwing.

2 patch year ticks - Little Ringed Plover & Lesser Redpoll.
Total: 114

Not the best weather today but there were still signs of spring

Getting anywhere near the male Hen Harrier is proving difficult.

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