Wednesday 8th September 2010 - Shenstone & Grimley

There was no sign of any of yesterday's migrants on the patch this morning but, there was a new arrival in the form of a stunning adult ♂ Redstart that was flicking in and out of a Hedgerow between the paddocks along Stanklyn Lane.

In the large ploughed field along Heath Lane there were 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 12 Herring Gulls.

From Shenstone I popped to the former gravel pits at Grimley New Workings where I recorded no less than 5 Greenshank (a good count locally of this passage wader). Also of note were 3 Little Egrets, 1 Common Snipe and 2 Ravens. A Sedge Warbler was still present along the causeway.


  1. Well done on the Redstart Jason. I'm still hoping to find one for the year list, but hopes are fading by the day now.

  2. You never know Warren. I didnt think I'd pick up another Redstart into September, it just shows. Whinchat would be nice tomorrow ;-)