Tetney 07/04/17

A cloudy day. F3 NW with the temperature around 11°C though the wind chill made it feel like winter rather than spring, so not surprising the list for the day had a wintry feel to it.
Out with DW.

Bird of the day was the smart Black Brant with a flock of 175 Dark-bellied Brents.

On the humber: A Red-throated Diver and 2 Common Scoter south.

Bird of prey highlights: Hen Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Peregrine, Merlin, Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl.

In the bushes: 3 Chiffchaff

Other highlights: 96 Golden Plover, Common Snipe, 9 Grey Partridge, Fieldfare, 5 alba wagtail NW, 15 Linnet NW and a pair of Bullfinch.

Other wildlife: Common Porpoise and the bizarre sight of a Field Vole scurrying along the tide edge.

No patch year ticks today. Black Brant isn't classed as a separate species from Brent Goose - well, not yet anyway.

Tetney isn't Tetney without a Black Brant making an annual appearance

Field Vole with a death wish - we managed to usher it back to the safety of vegetation

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