Saturday 27th April - Shenstone

Today I visited the patch early afternoon.  The weather during visit had started off bright and sunny but the heavens opened for a while and I decided to sit it out in the car, waiting for the rain to pass in case it put down some passage migrants.  This tactic paid off and in total I recorded 12 Northern Wheatears from various locations around the patch:

Also of note during the visit was a single Yellow Wagtail that was present along Curslow Lane. T

he number of singing Common Whitethroats on territory around the patch had also increased considerably.

The only species of butterfly noted was Small Tortoiseshell.

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