Monday 13th September 2010 - Shenstone

Just as I was beginning to think the fields around the patch were beginning to 'dry up' in terms of Autumn migration, I find another Wheatear. Today's bird was perched on top of of a hay bale in a field along heath lane.

c.60 Starlings and 12 Mistle Thrushes were present in Stanklyn Lane paddocks. 10 Linnets were present in the Stanklyn Lane beet field. A Meadow Pipit flew over heading South.

In a freshly ploughed field along Witch Lane there were 11 Pied Wagtails, 8 Stock Doves, c.80 Large Gulls (Herring & Lesser Black-backed) and 7 Black-headed Gulls. A charm of 27 Goldfinches were feeding on nearby seed heads.


  1. Always nice to get a Wheatear or chat Jason. Still should get a few through before the months end.

  2. Hopefully. I really need a Whinchat as I havent founmd one on the patch this autumn passage