Saturday 18th September 2010 - Shenstone

After the past couple of eventful visits to the patch, Autumn migration has slowed down again. 2 Meadow Pipits and 6 Swallows flew over Heath Lane heading WSW this morning. Whilst the large ploughed field along Witch Lane only contained 3 Pied Wagtails, 1 Meadow Pipit and 30 Linnets today.

A ♀ Great Spotted Woodpecker was on a fence post along Heath Lane paddock and a ♂ Great Spotted was in the small orchard at the junction of Stanklyn Lane and Butts Lane. A Nuthatch was calling from the nearby Stanklyn Wood. A Corn Bunting was heard calling along Butts Lane and a ♀ Kestrel was on the telegraph pole at junction of Butts Lane and Vicarage Road. 2 Green Woodpeckers, 20 Starlings and a Jay were present in Stanklyn Lane paddocks.

40 Lapwing were present in a ploughed field along the A450 between Heath Lane and Torton. 65 Lapwing had been recorded in this field earlier this morning (TMH)

Late afternoon, 2 ♂ Yellowhammers were in the hedgerow alongside the model aircraft field, Heath Lane and 50+ Starlings were in the gallops field along Stanklyn Lane (TS)


  1. Could do with a lapwing here Jason.

  2. They always seem to winter in the fields around my patch Warren all be it in varying numbers. There was only a handful last winter but the year before there was regularly 150-200.