Morning visit only. Out watching the humber at first light. Tricky conditions with the temperature only 2°C and a raw F5 NW making it feel much colder than that. A largely sunny morning.
On the humber: Gannet NW, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Pintail NW, drake Red-breasted Merganser NW.
Birds of prey: Marsh Harrier, Kestrel and a Short-eared Owl.
Other highlights: 5 Whimbrel, Greenshank (1st of the spring), Grey Partridge, Yellow Wagtail NW, 3 Swallow NW, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler.
Other wildlife: A Brown Hare was on the beach and 2 Grey Seals close in to the tide edge.
3 patch year ticks: Pintail, Red-breasted Merganser and Greenshank.
2017 patch total: 132