Sunday 5th September 2010 - Shenstone

It's been a good day on the patch today and the birds seem to on the move again. Today's highlight was when I had 4 Golden Plover fly across the large ploughed field on Heath Lane and drop in to feed, staying for the rest of the afternoon.

An adult Yellow-legged Gull was seen in the ploughed field along Heath Lane this morning (TMH) and was present this afternoon with 12 Herring Gulls, 18 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 1 Black-headed Gull, until they flew off at 13:50 towards Hartlebury.

The spent broad bean field along Witch Lane was also productive with 3 Yellow Wagtails (2 adult & 1 Juv) seen with 11 Pied Wagtails.

Ive posted some video footage of the Golden Plovers at the below link:

Golden Plovers - Shenstone, 5th September 2010:

Yellow Wagtail - Shenstone, 5th September 2010:


  1. Excellent Golden Plover record Jason. I see you get ''proper'' Yellow wagtails, the ones I get are all washed out Juvs :-)

  2. To be honest Warren I would say that over the past couple of weeks whilst I have been picking up Yellow Wagtails, 70% have been washed out juvs.