Saturday 2nd October 2010 - Shenstone

A pretty quiet day around Shenstone today with the more interesting birds being seen around the Witch Lane area. 13 Skylarks flew over Witch Lane heading SW, as did 4 Meadow Pipits and 1 Cormorant (not a common bird on the patch). c.60 Large Gulls were in one of the ploughed fields and 18 Lapwings were in another. Also of note in the Witch Lane area were 5 Pied Wagtails, 9 Linnets, 2 Grey Herons, 1 Common Buzzard and a Kestrel.

A Green Woodpecker and a Jay were present in Stanklyn Lane paddocks.

A bit of news from yesterday, 5 Great Crested Grebes (4 juveniles) were seen at Captians Pool yesterday morning (TS). This is good news as I could only see three of the young grebes on my visit on Wednesday.

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