Buzzard.....Wishaw.......Photo (Midland Bird Images).
An early start this morning to try and photograph Siskins at Shustoke but no such look, so onto Whitacre Heath NR where 6 Lesser Redpolls , a Siskin and Willow Tit could be found at the feeding station in the wood. On return to the car park a female Stonechat gave excellent views along the fence posts. Over to Wishaw next to try and locate the 2 Grey Partridges seen there early on but again no look, but 20 Golden Plover and a very confiding Buzzard made up for that. Next to the malthouse pup car park Dosthill for the Brambling, at least 50 birds were soon found amongst a 300+ finch flock. 45 Linnets were also noted but the highlight of the day came when a Peregrine came in low over the stubble field only to be followed close behind by a second. The first bird put the finch flock up, the second bird took a finch out of the air. (S Seal, Bob Duckhouse).