Shenstone News - 25th to 30th July 2011

Here is a quick round up of the news from the patch whilst I have been away:

Monday 25th July
2 Little Owls (1 adult & 1 juv) still present on the North side of the patch.  There was a mass emergence of Gatekeeper butterflies along Heath Lane. Red Admiral and Peacock were present along Captains Pool dam (TS)

Tuesday 26th July
A White-letter Hairstreak was seen (just off patch) in a garden near Captains Pool and flew off in direction of pool (TS).  Good numbers of butterflies were present on the set-aside on the Stanklyn side of Captains Pool.  These included Essex Skipper, Small Skipper and Gatekeeper (TS)  This is a new location for Essex Skipper on the patch.

A family of 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Swifts and a Little Owl were seen along Heath Lane (TS)

Wednesday 27th July
A flock of 10 Corn Buntings were seen feeding on the newly harvested field along Heath Lane (TS)

Saturday 30th July
An adult Common Tern was over Captains Pool at 10:30 am (TS)

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