I was unable to get out birding today. Easter is quite a family time for me and Bev so we spent most of the day over at the inlaws. Not that I mind in the slightest, the Mother-in-law cooks one of the finest roast dinners I have ever tasted!
So with that in mind here the sightings from the patch today:
•There were 3 Northern Wheatears (2♂ & 1♀) present in the ploughed field along Back Lane today. This is the first ♀ passage Wheatear of the Spring for Shenstone. 4 Kestrels and 8 Meadow Pipits were also noted in the area.
•A single ♂ Northern Wheatear was present on the ploughed fields near Shenstone House Farm.
Sightings and photo by Mark P (aka Interlopus maximus)
♀ Wheatear - 8th April 2012