The first patch Wheatear of the Spring was present in a ploughed field along Witch Lane today (TMH). A 1st winter Common Gull, 75 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 25 Herring Gulls and 30 Linnets were also present (TMH).
Later this afternoon 2 Sand Martins and 3 Swallows flew over Witch Lane (JK, TMH & TS).
Common Gull, Sand Martin & Swallow were also year firsts for the patch.
Phew...things are finally beginning to happen!
Northern Wheatear - Shenstone, 3rd April 2011: