Thursday 31st Mar 2011 - Shenstone

Unfortunately I was busy today so was unable to get around the patch but I did however pop down to the 'gallops' field along Stanklyn Lane to take the dog for a walk (on the lead I hasten to add)...and I'm glad I did.  The field was unusually empty of other dog walkers and on walking up the left hand side I came upon a stunning Yellow Wagtail that was on the short grass.  On seeing us it took off and flew North. Result...finally a Spring passage migrant on the patch and the first Yellow Wagtail of the year in the county.

Earlier that afternoon there were 2 Grey Partridge (1♂), 1 Red-Legged Partridge and 2 cock Pheasants present at the edge of the brassica field adjacent to the model aircraft field (TS). 

Later that afternoon 2 Red-legged Partridge were present but there were no sign of the elusive Grey Partridges (TMH)


  1. Nice one on the Yellow Wag Jase! And first in the county to boot!

  2. Cheers Craig...the patch is still shy of a Wheatear at the mo...still theres plenty of time yet.