Sunday 4th September 2011 - Shenstone round up

The juvenile Black Redstart was again present today and showing well.  A number of birders turned up throughout the day to see this individual.  I returned there with Bev at around mid-day.  We had good views of the bird which was pleasing as it was a 'lifer' for my other half.  Also whilst at Eastfields  Farm there was a Blackcap showing on the far hedgerow.  A juvenile Common Buzzard was also present.

Later on that afternoon a Whinchat and 2 Wheatears were present near the junction of Butts Lane and Barrs Lane (AW).  This is a good find by Andy and is the 3rd Shenstone Whinchat of the Autumn.

There were also 20 Herring Gull in a field that was being scarified along Witch Lane (TMH)

I returned to the patch on the evening and the Whichat was still showing, perching up on the brassicas.  This bird looked like a moulting adult, possibly a (due to it's fairly prominent supercillium) but its hard to tell this time of year.


  1. Still quite lively for you there then Jase :-)

  2. Great start for your better half, spotting the Black Redstart.

  3. Thanks Bob...she was chuffed to see the bird.

    Warren...your right mate...Autumn migration is still all systems go here!