Tuesday 6th July 2010, Shenstone

Still very quite in terms of bird activity toady although it was great to see 3 juvenile Swallows on the wires at Eastfields Farm along Butts Lane. Also of interest was a Common Buzzard seen hovering over Heath Lane. Hovering isn't exclusive to Kestrels and Common Buzzards can be seen doing this occasionally. The Little Owl was also present at Heath Lane.

Good numbers of butterflies were again recorded along Butts Lane with 14 Ringlet, 2 Meadow Brown, 4 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Large White, 3 Small White and 1 Small Skipper. A Small Copper was seen along Stanklyn Lane.

Small Skipper feeding on Red Clover - Shenstone, 6th July 2010:


  1. Hi Jason
    A very interesting read. Your patch is not unlike mine see www.pittswoodpatch.blogspot.com. Ive recorded 127 species in the last 9 and a half years.

    I'll add you to my blog list and see how you get on.

  2. Hi Warren,

    Thanks for the comments. I will also follow your blog. I will be interested to see how our local patches compare throughout the course of the year.