This morning I spent a few hours around Shenstone getting re-aquainted after my week away. The patch was misty to start but this soon turned to clear blue sky as the sun burnt through.
A walk around the Stanklyn Lane beet field produced 9 Corn Buntings, 38 Skylarks, c.100 Linnets, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Meadow Pipits and 2 Dunnocks. A charm of 11 Goldfinches was seen at Stanklyn Lane paddocks and a Green Woodpecker was also present.
Of note at Heath Lane were 2 Meadow Pipits that flew West. 6 Goldfinch were in the paddock along with 2 Jays and 1 Common Buzzard.
7 Skylarks and 1 Meadow Pipit were seen in the stubble field along Back Lane.
At Witch Lane, 76 Lapwings, 100+ Starlings, 2 Grey Herons and a Kestrel were present.