It certainly has been a while since I got a full fat patch tick.
After a few weeks of not making it onto the patch a couple of visits this week produced the first migrants of the year, with blackcap and chiffchaff both putting in an appearance. A non-migratory coal tit was also much appreciated having not seen one at all last year on the patch. But best of the bunch was a Taiga Bean Goose in with a small flock of pinkies. A full fat patch tick no less.
Still no sign of any snowy owl....