Thursday 9th September 2010 - Shenstone

Autumn migration actively continues and on visiting the patch this morning a number of warblers were seen in one scrubby area (along Butts Lane). These birds were predominately Sylvia warblers with 1 juvenile Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroats (2 juveniles) and a single Garden Warbler. Also present in this area of scrub (which contains Bramble, Elder, Hawthorn and Willowerb) were 2 Chiffchaffs. A single Chiffchaff was also present along Stanklyn Lane. The Lesser Whitethroat was especially pleasing as it was a patch first for me!


  1. Nice feeling to get a patch first Jason :-) No matter what the species is :-) well done mate.

  2. I was dead chuffed Warren. I know its not a rarity by any imagination and Ive seen them elszewhere this year but your right it was a kind of special moment