Monday 7th March 2011 - Shenstone & Churchill

This afternoon, TS & I did a whistle stop tour of the patch.

We started at Captains Pool where one of the Great Crested Grebes was sitting on the nest. Great Crested Grebes can have more than one brood a year so fingers crossed this may be a good year for the Captains Pool pair. Also of note were 2 Mute Swans.

Witch lane was pretty much devoid of birds and Heath Lane was much the same, with the only highlight being a single Common Buzzard sat perched on a hedgerow next to the model aircraft field. Earlier today, a Red-legged Partridge had been seen at Heath Lane(TMH).

Thank heavens for the Back Lane/Butts Lane area where a flock of 15 Corn Buntings were feeding in the stubble. 4 Yellowhammers, 4 Linnets and 4 Stock Doves were also seen at this area.

Prior to visiting Shenstone I had been a few miles up the road checking out an area called Churchill. Whilst here at approx 2:15pm a flock of 7 Golden Plover flew over heading NE towards Hagley.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jason , only managed the Churchill side of the patch once this year, Ladies Pool/ barnet brook side bit more. Golden Plover would have been a patch tick !( grrr) Got kingfisher yesterday so patch year list up to 45 . Oddly, about 5pm saw a flock of c12 birds heading over Hagley memorial I fancied as GP's but it was a drive by . all the best