Tuesday 19th October 2010 - Shenstone

The winter Lapwing flock at Witch Lane has today increased to 137 Lapwings. Also in the same field were c.300 Starlings, 4 Stock Doves and 1 Grey Heron. 4 Skylarks and 1 Common Buzzard were also seen over Witch Lane.

18 Skylarks were up over the Back Lane/Butts Lane stubble field . A Kestrel was also present.

A mixed corvid flock of c.140 Jackdaws and Rooks was in Stanklyn Lane paddocks. 12 Long-tailed Tits were seen at the beet field and a ♀ Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard flew over.

Along Heath Lane, 8 Skylarks were seen at the model aircraft field and a Goldcrest was in the hedgerow opposite the field entrance. Heath Lane paddock contained 6 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Song Thurush, 1 Common Buzzard, 16 Goldfinches and small numbers of Chaffinch and Greenfinch. A Kestrel was seen over the large field opposite the Islamic school.

The mild weather this morning encouraged a handful of butterflies to be on the wing today. A Small Copper and a Small White were seen at Heath Lane paddock. Another Small White was seen over Stanklyn Lane beet field.

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