Wednesday 29th September 2010 - Shenstone

Another quiet day around the patch today. Popped to Captain's pool this morning where 4 Great Crested Grebe (1 adult & 3 juv) were still present and an immature Swallow was flying around over the water.

On the wires at Heath Lane paddocks there were c.140 Starlings and 7 Linnets. 2 Green Woodpeckers were in one of the paddocks along Stanklyn Lane and Skylarks were heard singing from 3 different locations around the patch.

The Lapwing count was slightly down today with only 81 Lapwing present along Witch Lane. In the same field 7 Mallards, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Black-headed Gull were present. An adult ♀ Kestrel was also seen hovering over this field and a flock of c.120 Linnets were still in the area. The 'bean field' along Witch Lane held 19 Herring Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Black-headed Gull and 2 Common Buzzards.

Also of interest was a Shaggy Ink Cap fungus in someones front lawn along Butts Lane.

1 comment:

  1. Just 81 Lapwings then Jason, One will do here :-)

    PS that Deer on my patch will be the last I see for some time, they are only very rarely spotted here.