Due to other commitments I was unable to get around the patch until early evening. Things seemed generally pretty quiet. Today's highlight were 14 Lapwing in a ploughed field along Witch Lane. Lapwings aren't uncommon around Shenstone during the winter months. In fact during the winter of 2008/2009 I was regularly recording around 200 Lapwing. Also in this ploughed field today were 51 Mallard (probably from the nearby fishery).
At Heath Lane there were 11 Swallows, 16 Mistle Thrushes, 60 Starlings, 4 Linnets and a light-phase Common Buzzard present.