The walk around the area was more difficult than it used to be due to the spread of Blackthorn and Bramble - many paths were now inaccessible. Still I managed to record 3 singing Chiffchaffs, 3 pairs of Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a pair of Bullfinch. A Common Buzzard also soared over.
There seemed to have been a mass emergence of the over wintering butterflies as, in just this small area I counted 8 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma and 2 Peacock.
All in all this was no Shenstone but it was a pleasant enough trip down memory and killed some time whilst waiting for my car to be fixed.
Comma - Hawne Park, 22nd March 2011: