Thursday 4th November 2010 - Shenstone

The winter flock of Lapwing, present in the Witch Lane area, has now increased to 138 Lapwings. Also seen in the same field were c.200 Starlings and 6 Black-headed Gulls. Also seen along Witch lane were 9 Stock Doves, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Skylarks and a single Meadow Pipit. 10 Redwings flew over heading SW.

At Heath Lane, c.80 Wood Pigeons were in the paddock and 15 Skylarks were up over the model aircraft field.

At Stanklyn Lane paddocks there was a Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpeckers (1♂ & 1♀) and 1 Jay. 17 Skylarks were up over the beet field.

At 11:47am, a Merlin was seen over the beet field being mobbed by Carrion Crows - the bird then flew off towards Summerfield (TS).


  1. The Lapwings are wonderous birds.

  2. I'd love a glimpse of a Merlin over here Jase :-)

  3. I agree Bob...I think there is something great about Lapwings especially when the sunlight catches them.

    Im sure you will get one this winter as the habitat at your patch is similar to mine in places...keep an eye on those linnet and Starling flocks...Merlin food!