Wednesday 7th September 2011 - Shenstone

The juvenile Black Redstart was again present at Eastfields Farm when I checked this morning.  Also noted there were a Jay, a single Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Robins.  There were 8 juvenile Pheasants near the now dried out drainage pond.

At Witch Lane there was a notable flock of 40+ Greenfinch present.  I also recorded a Kestrel and 2 Common Buzzards.   18 Herring Gull and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were in the recently scarified field.  A flock of 10 Lapwing flew over Willow Marsh Fisheries. and c.30 House Martin were also over Witch Lane.

Also of note around the Shenstone area today were 4 Northern Wheatear.  Two of which were at Witch Lane and one was seen in a stubble field along Stanklyn Lane. (Peter & Mia Lewis)

I didn't manage to get any decent photos today, so here is one from the archives:

Greenfinch - Shenstone, Autumn 2010


  1. I very rarely get decent bird photos, Jason. Gonna try & concentrate on getting some bird pics with the VC, from here on in.

  2. All mine are taken through a compact digital camera connected to my spotting scope but because of the magnification factors such as wind, light, heat haze etc really effect it

  3. M. Thrush and Pheasant - having a spot of trouble finding them at the moment Jase :-)

  4. Warren, its funny how these common species can suddenley go into hidinga patch. I havent seen Nuthatch or Treecreeper for nearly 2 months.

  5. Bird photos are hard not always easy to get. This one's nice:)