Sunday 16th October 2011 - Shenstone

I was unable to get around the patch until mid-afternoon today due to other commitments and by this time of day things were painfully quite.

I started my visit at Stanklyn where a Kestrel was busy working the paddocks and the gallops.  Also of note were flyover singles of Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.

Heath Lane was completely dead but for a few Carrion Crow and Woodpigeon, so I headed over to Witch Lane.

At Witch Lane a flock of 40+ Linnet were Wheeling around over the plough and a Common Buzzard was also noted.

My final stop today was Butts Lane where I walked my usual circuit.  All that the brassica/stubble field provided me with today was 1 Skylark and a Linnet.  Eastfields Farm was a little better with 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Jays, a Green Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush, 2 Robins and 6 Long-tailed Tits recorded.

A handful of invertebrates were also noted today with 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Small White and a Migrant Hawker dragonfly on the wing.


  1. "and by this time of day things were painfully quite."

    That`s why i hardly bother with the afternoons, Jason. Everythings either moved off or been flushed by dogwalkers.

  2. Yeah...Iknow especially of a weekend Dean...but we had visitors over so I had no chance mate

  3. Much the same on my patch in the afternoons Jase, but I have no choice during the weekdays,having to work mornings :-)