Friday 17th September - Shenstone

The Wheatear at Heath Lane hay bales was still present this morning although not perching up as much and spending a lot of time on the ground in the stubble. Also over Heath lane today whilst I was there were 6 Meadow Pipits, 3 Pied Wagtails, 9 Swallows and 2 House Martins, all moving in a general West/South West direction.

The large ploughed field at Witch Lane is still the best area on the patch at the moment with one of yesterday's Wheatears still present. Also, there were c.50 Pied Wagtails, 30 Meadow Pipits and c.60 Linnets. A Common Buzzard, a ♀ Kestrel and a ♀ Sparrowhawk were also seen over Witch Lane.

2 Sparrowhawks were also seen at Witch Lane earlier this morning being mobbed by a number of corvids (TMH)


  1. For farmland thats a lot of nice birds...

  2. It is indeed Steve..its the power of a freshly ploughed fioeld during migration times and the right weather conditions