This morning I heard the news that fellow Worcestershire birder and videographer, Steve Avery, had found a ♂ Brambling with the large mixed finch/bunting flock along Stanklyn Lane. He had also noted c.30 Corn Bunting still present there.
I headed over to the patch early afternoon and spent a good hour and half scanning through the flock that was regularly feeding on the recently fine ploughed field. I didn't manage to catch up with the Brambling but there was still plenty to see. On the plough there were 34 Corn Buntings, 12 Yellowhammers, c.60 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch and 8 House Sparrows. A ♀ Kestrel was also present along Stanklyn Lane.
It was also nice to bump into a reader of the blog (Mike T) and have a good natter about birds, wildlife and the joys of the Pembrokeshire coast (one of my fave places in the UK)
♀ Kestrel - Stanklyn Lane
Corn Bunting - Stanklyn Lane
Below is a short sound recording I took of one of the Corn Buntings singing during my visit.
Corn Bunting - Shenstone, 1st March 2012 by Shenstone Birder