Sunday 23rd Jan 2011 - Shenstone

I arrived at Stanklyn lane just before mid-day and my first stop was Summerfield to check on the Corn Bunting flock. Today there were 21+ Corn Buntings present but the flock was fairly mobile (AC, JK, & MP). There were also 9 Yellowhammers, c.80 Chaffinch, a ♂ Reed Bunting and a Green Woodpecker in the area. Linnets were very numerous today with numbers close to c.200 around the Stanklyn Lane fields.

From Stanklyn Lane I headed to Heath Lane where the paddock was also chuffing with birds. Here I noted c.80 Fieldfare, c50 Redwing, c.100 Starling, 24 Goldfinch, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Blackbirds, 1 Mistle Thrush and a Common Buzzard.

My final stop was at Captains Pool. This morning there had been 3 Shoveller (1♂) present (TS), but unfortunately the had moved on by the time I was there. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 51 Black-headed Gulls were present.

Corn Buntings - January 2011:

Common Buzzard - 23rd Jan 2011:

Mistle Thrush (honest) - 23rd Jan 2011


  1. Certainly more birds there than here jase, more to eat there by the sound of things, nice variety of pics today mate :-)

  2. Thanks Warren....Spring is almost will get those birds soon