M A R S H F I E L D  D I A R Y


The Marshfield Patch year list currently stands at 110 - the most recent additions; Mediterranean Gull, Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, Brambling.





Friday November 17th

A nice walk along Down Road this morning with two Common Buzzard, 211 Common Gull,10 Skylark, two Pied Wagtail, six Blackbird, six Fieldfare, a few Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer, 100 Starling, Jay, 60 Rook and two Raven. (Pete Coslett)




Thursday November 16th

200 Common Gull in the field by the A46/ A420 Cold Ashton roundabout this morning. From Northfield Lane,  Sparrowhawk, six Stonechat, 30 Skylark, c.400 Starling, Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting plus the usual corvids. (Pete Coslett)




Monday November 13th

Thirty Golden Plover in fields with Common Gull by the A46/ A420 Cold Ashton roundabout this morning. (Pete Coslett)




Friday November 10th

Combined reports today: In the Shire Valley this morning - several Common Buzzard, c.100 Red-legged Partridge, c.30 Lapwing, several hundred Common Gull, c.80 Stock Dove, 15 Meadow Pipit, Nuthatch, Jay, c.300 Jackdaw, five Raven and Bullfinch. (TBOSG, John Barnett)




Thursday November 9th

Combined reports today: Two Common Stonechat from Northfield Lane with two on Rushmead Lane and two on Rushmead Farm. A large flock of mixed finches and buntings on Rushmead Farm including c.100 Continental Chaffinch and a female Brambling. Nearby c.100 Skylark near Down Track. Additionally around the patch c.5,000 Starling, c.1.500 Common Gull plus c.150 Pied Wagtail from Shirehill Lane. (TBOSG, John Barnett)




Tuesday November 7th

Kingfisher and Common Stonechat around the road bridge in the Shire Valley. (John Barnett)




Sunday November 5th

Combined reports today: In the Down Road/ Rushmead Farm area this afternoon - Three Common Buzzard, two Sparrowhawk, Merlin, Kestrel, 310 Common Gull, Raven, six Golden Plover and several Continental Song Thrush. (Pete Coslett, John Barnett)




Friday November 3rd

On Rushmead Farm, four Common Stonechat, c.200 Linnet, c.100 Corn Bunting, c.100 Yellowhammer and from Northfield Lane/ West Littleton Road, Little Owl and two more Common Stonechat. (John Barnett)




Thursday November 2nd

Combined reports today: West Littleton Road and Rushmead Lane this morning. Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, two Kestrel, c.600 Woodpigeon mostly in flight south, 30 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, four Pied Wagtail, 10 Wren, 10 Dunnock, at least five Robin, sic Common Stonechat, a few Goldfinch, 20 Linnet, 10 Chaffinch, 60 Starling, four Magpie, 100+ Corvids and three Raven. Mediterranean Gull with c.250 Common Gulls in fields on the west side of Down Road plus c.50 Yellowhammer and several Continental Song Thrush. (Pete Coslett, John Barnett)


© Pete Coslett


MARSHFIELD PATCH LIST: With the addition of Mediterranean Gull today the patch year list realised 110 birds - a new record!




Wednesday November 1st

In the Shire Valley this morning: Two Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge, three Moorhen, two Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, a few Meadow Pipit, Grey and Pied Wagtail, c.300 Fieldfare, c.100 Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Jay, several Raven, Siskin, Gold and Greenfinch. Elsewhere c.250 Common Gull from Down Road, c.300 Golden Plover over the A420/ A46 Pennsylvania roundabout. c.5,000 Woodpigeon, c.1,000 Starling,1,000's of corvid plus good numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet and Corn Bunting in the area.







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