Tuesday 7th September 2010 - Shenstone and Elmley Lovett

Things have been moving again and there appears to have been a bit of a 'fall' locally. This morning a Golden Plover was a new arrival on the ploughed field along Heath lane and a Whinchat was also seen (for a brief period) along a hedgerow of the same field (TMH).

I managed to get to the patch early afternoon by which time the Whinchat had moved on but the Golden Plover was still present. In the small ploughed field, opposite the junction of Stanklyn Lane and Heath Lane, I found 2 Wheatears. Although some time later, one of the Wheatears, was spooked by a ♀ Sparrowhawk hunting over the field and flew off .

Also of note on the patch was a single Corn Bunting on the wires next to Heath Lane Paddock alongside c100 Starlings. A Little Owl was showing well its usual spot.

Wheatear - Shenstone, 7th September 2010:

Little Owl - Shenstone, 7th September 2010:

From Shenstone I travelled just off patch to another of my regular migrant watch points at Elmley Lovett. Here I was rewarded with yet another Wheatear. All in all a good day, well worth braving the showers for.

Wheatear - Elmley Lovett, 7th September 2010:


  1. Classic 'Wheatear on a post' shot Jason. Well done on the patch Migrants :-)

  2. Cheers Warren...lets I see you had a stonking Whinchat. A good day all round