Shenstone odds & ends

My apologies for not keeping the blog updated over the past week - things have been a little hectic but normal service will now resume. I have a couple of entries that will follow this post but for now, here is a round up of sightings on the patch from fellow local birders:

  • A ♂ Siskin was present at Captains Pool on Saturday 12th March (TS)

  • A Shoveller was present on Captains Pool on Monday 14th March & a Chiffchaff was heard calling along Heath Lane (TS)

  • A Comma butterfly was seen (just off patch) in garden near Captains Pool on Thursday 17th March (TS)

  • 2 Curlew were present in a stubble field along Witch Lane in the morning on Saturday 19th March (TMH)

  • A Brimstone Butterfly was seen at Captains Pool on Saturday 19th March (TS)


  1. I had a male shoveler on my patch up the Road on Saturday Jase ( patch first for me ).

  2. Nice one Mark. Keep an eye on your patch over coming weeks...things are about to get interesting