Tuesday 12th April 2011 - Shenstone
I have had quite a busy day today so only managed a whistle stop tour of the patch this afternoon.
Not a single one of yesterday's Wheatears were present but 2 Swallows had returned to the usual site of Eastfields Farm along Butts Lane. A Common Whitethroat was singing from the hedgerow opposite.
The highlight of today's visit was seeing a Little Owl in the area of last years nest site. This is the first patch Little Owl of 2011 for me.
I had a butterfly year first in a Large White that was along Back Lane. A Holly Blue was seen along Heath Lane. A Small White was seen along Witch Lane. Good numbers of both Small Tortoiseshell and Orange Tip were also present around the patch.
Earlier this morning TMH had recorded 2 Wheatears still present along Witch Lane.
Posted by Jason K