M A R S H F I E L D  D I A R Y



The Marshfield Patch year list currently stands at 103 - the most recent additions are Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher




Tuesday August 15th

Combined reports today; A Little Owl was on show from West Littleton Road. In the Shire Valley, a record count of ten (10) Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, several Stock Dove, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, Grey and Pied Wagtail, male Common Redstart, ca. 20 Common Chiffchaff, at least three Spotted Flycatcher, Long-tailed, Coal,  Blue and Great Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and several Raven. Sparrowhawk from Down Road. (Pete Coslett, TBOSG)






Friday August 11th

This morning; two Willow Warbler from West Littleton Road with a further two from Northfield Lane along with Whinchat. Three Northern Wheatear from Rushmead Lane and a fourth family of  Spotted Flycatcher for the patch on Rushmead Farm. (John Barnett)




Thursday August 10th

On the patch this morning were at least nine Northern Wheatear, Whinchat, two Common Chiffchaff, ten House Martin, c.60 Swallow, three Common Buzzard, two Raven along with a flock of 150+ mixed Gulls. (Pete Coslett)


© Pete Coslett




Wednesday August 9th

Three Northern Wheatear present from Rushmead Lane this afternoon. (John Barnett)




Tuesday August 8th

Combined reports today; Common Buzzard, two Kestrel, two Common Chiffchaff, three Northern Wheatear, three Sedge Warbler (the first of the year), two Common Swift, c 80 House Sparrow. Sparrowhawk, c.200 Starling, Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Linnet and at least 150 Swallow. In addition a Quail audible from Down Road and a Hummingbird Hawk Moth from set-aside there. (John Barnett, Pete Coslett, TBOSG)






Monday August 7th

Reported from Marshfield today; Common Kestrel, four Northern Wheatear, five Raven, c. 200 Starling, c. 150 mixed gulls (Herring/ Lesser Black-backed), c. 100 mixed flock of Swift, Swallow and House Martin.




Saturday August 5th

Of note in the Shire Valley this afternoon; a family party of Spotted Flycatcher and two Common Chiffchaff. (John Barnett)




Saturday August 5th

A family group of Spotted Flycatcher performed well along Down Road this afternoon. (Pete Coslett)


© Pete Coslett




Friday August 4th

A Quail was audible from Northfield Lane this morning - two Northern Wheatear on Orchid Lane with a few Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Skylark and four Raven from Rushmead Lane. (Pete Coslett)




Wednesday August 2nd

Two Spotted Flycatcher near the Sewage Treatment Works at Ringswell. (John Barnett)




Tuesday August 1st

A Quail was heard at around ST: 793 760 Shirehill Lane. Also a Whinchat and Northern Wheatear in the Rushmead/ Orchid Lane area. (Pete Taylor)



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