More Shenstone Snippets....

Tuesday 17th December 2013

A ♂ Tufted Duck was new in at Captains Pool this morning (TS) and remained for the rest of the day.  Late afternoon a pair of Shoveler were also present (JK).  It just shows what can turn up on the days that the pool isn't being fished.  Other birds of note on the pool were a single Grey Heron and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Tufted Duck

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Wednesday 18th December 2013

Three Cormorants circled over Willow Marsh Fishery before heading south.  There has been a fair bit of Cormorant movement over the patch during the past week.

Friday 20th September 2013

The finches are starting to flock together for the winter with  c.120 Chaffinch, c.40 Greenfinch and c.60 Linnet all feeding together in one field at Shenstone.  Also feeding in said field were c.80 Fieldfare, a single Redwing and a single Song Thrush.

At Butts Lane a pair of Teal flew over mid afternoon heading ENE towards Dunclent.


This will probably be my last post of 2013 but I have some interesting new plans for 2014 that will hopefully kick start my local patch recording and associated blog posts.  So please do check back in the New Year.

Until then I would like to wish you all a  
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




  1. Lovely set of exquisite birds, you can't beat 'em.

  2. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us then, Jase. I`m gonna have a go at a casual (birding) list for 2014.

    All the best, mate, and look forward to meeting you @ Blackpool, in August.

  3. Cheers Bob... they are a bit record shot quality to be honest...but thanks all the same

    Thanks Deano...yes really looking forward to Rebellion...will def catch up for an ale

  4. Merry Christmas Jason, all the best for a good one.

  5. Thanks Marc...have a great one your self

  6. Enjoy your christmas Jase and may the new year bring you less fisherman and more birds :-)

  7. Cheers Warren...have a good one yourself mate!