a 2nd cal year female marsh harrier had lingered around upton warren in the mouning so at 1pm we were there and scanning at the flashes, after an hour or 2 in the main and the feeder hide we left for the moors
the female ruddy shelduck was still here as was the drake gadwall and female teal, but there was also a drake shoveler for good measure, a lone 3s herring gull was on the east island and a summer plumaged DUNLIN of the schinzii race was probing the edges, bar these it was all quiet.
needless to say the harrier never materilised.
on the way back we decided to have a tick and run at shenstone, we stopped along stanklyn lane and i was quickly onto a male WHEATEAR, my first for the region, and it was later joined by a female, a load of yellowhammer were singing including one bird which sung from attop the tree we were standing next to, a 15 min search for the whinchat failed to find me this year tick.
again amazingly quiet with very minimal going on, drake gadwall still at the moors and 6 OYC over the site.