The 2 Wheatears were still present at Stanklyn Lane paddock this morning and 2
♂Redstarts were new birds in (TMH)
I arrived on the patch early to mid afternoon and headed straight for Stanklyn Lane. There was no sign of this morning's Redstarts but there were now 3 Wheatears in the horse paddocks. Also present were 18 Mistle Thrush, c.60 Starling, 6 Linnets and 11 Pied Wagtails. A highlight for me was watching a young Swallow that was perching on a vent slat of the stable being regularly fed by its parents. I've managed to get some video footage which I will put up later in this post.
2 Common Buzzards were on the fence posts at Heath Lane paddocks but otherwise it was very quiet there.
There were good numbers of hirrundines over Butts Lane with c.30 House Martins and c.40 Swallows present. Whilst scanning through these in the hope of picking up a Sand Martin or a hawking Hobby. I noticed a line of 5 dumpy looking birds flying WSW. On closer inspection I could see that they were Golden Plover. It's bit early I would have thought for migration but something (perhaps the weather) had caused them to be on the move.
Prior to arriving at Shenstone I had checked out the nearby areas of Woodrow and Tanwood. At Woodrow there was a Yellow Wagtail in the small horse paddock with 6 Pied Wagtail and at Tanwood I was treated to an imm. Common Redstart. So all in all a good day with plenty of bird movement.