Stubble fields are well worth checking out at this time of the year for the
variety of finches, pipits and Buntings which feed on them. The area around Wishaw, near Sutton Coldfield on the border of Warwickshire and the West Midlands has large expanses of stubble and can host a variety of species including plovers, partridges and raptors as well as those already mentioned. Viewing is often distant but the area is crossed by a number of lanes from which it is possible to see different areas. A brief visit produced small numbers of Reed Buntings, Yellowhammers and Meadow pipits plus a watchful male Merlin.