A relatively quiet day around the patch although a number of Yellowhammers, Skylarks and Linnets were in good voice. A juvenile Common Whitethroat was showing well on Back Lane. A Common Buzzard was perched in the trees behind Stone Manor and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was also present there. Along Stanklyn Lane, a Green Woodpecker and a ♀ Great Spotted Woodpecker were recorded.
The only butterflies seen today were Small Whites - probably due to the overcast somewhat cooler weather.
I'm going to cheat with todays photo. My camera is away for repair, so here is one I took earlier in the year.
Yellowhammer - Shenstone, 30th March 2010: