Tetney 15/04/17

Covered the area with DW.
A cold F3 NW soon became F5. Prolonged sunny periods.
A surprisingly productive day considering the conditions. I certainly wasn't expecting to see hirundine passage into a cold NW headwind.

Bird of the day was the 2nd Osprey of the spring that flew low NW up the estuary.

On the humber: Great Crested Grebe and 6 Common Scoter.

Other birds of prey: Common Buzzard, 3 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Short-eared Owl and a Barn Owl.

In the bushes: Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat (1st of the spring), 5 Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler.

Other highlights: The Mute Swan count was up to a new high of 19 birds, 2 Whimbrel (1st of the spring), Little Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Wheatear, 16 Swallow (15 NW), 2 Sand Martin NW, House Martin NW (1st of the spring), Sedge Warbler (1st of the spring) and 63 Linnet (24 NW).

4 patch year ticks: Whimbrel, House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler.
2017 patch total: 126

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