Friday 7th October 2011 - Shenstone

I only had time for a brief patch visit today due to other commitments, so I headed straight up to Heath Lane as it had been so productive the previous day.

On arrival at the paddock I walked up to the next gate to view the freshly ploughed field where, suddenly, 11 Golden Plover went up.  They circled over the field twice before going high and flying in a straight line (a very goose like formation), heading South West. 

There was no sign of any 'alba' Wagtails today although 11 Meadow Pipits and 2 Skylarks flew over.  There were 8 Mistle Thrush on the Heath Lane wires and 4 Common Buzzards were up soaring.

A Green Woodpecker was at Stanklyn Lane paddocks.


  1. Good to see the Goldies on the move, Jason.

  2. Yeah Dean it is. I only get small numbers through/on my patch so they are always a pleasure to see

  3. Nice one with the Golden Plovers Jason! A treat to see!

  4. hoorah! Seems switching to firefox has solved the problem on your site at least Jase :-)

  5. Welcome back Warren!

    Thanks Pam ...they sure are