Wednesday 24th August 2011 - Shenstone

I finally got my motor back today (although not until late afternoon), so I decided to do a quick whistle stop tour of the patch.

I started my visit on Witch Lane  and was soon greeted by a ♀  Kestrel that was hovering nearby.  A Common Buzzard was perched up on top of a stack of hay bales and another was over the field opposite.  The highlight at this location was 2 Sand Martins that flew over heading SSE.

Next stop was Heath Lane.  To be honest it was fairly disappointing with the only note worthy birds being a flock of c.60 Starlings on the telegraph wires and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull that flew over heading E.

An adult Green Woodpecker was present in Stanklyn Lane paddocks and 20 House Martins and 11 Swallows were over.

That about sums up the visit...not great but it was still good to be back.  I'm looking forward to going back in the morning and doing a proper walk.


  1. I am glad that you are back in the driving seat again.