MAY 2021

Monday 3rd

Northfield Lane: 30 Linnet and several singing Corn Bunting. Rushmead Lane: Northern Wheatear. Tormarton Road: Yellow Wagtail. Shire Valley: Spotted Flycatcher, the first of the year, around Lower Shire Farm, two Canada Geese on the 2nd pond and a few Swallow. (John Barnett)


Yellowhammer | TBOSG


Thursday 6th

30 Swallow, four Common Swift and two House Martin over fields around Middledown Lane and two Northern Wheatear from Down Road. (John Barnett)


Friday 7th

Shire Valley this morning: Two Common Buzzard, Raven, Treecreeper, two Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher, two Grey Wagtail and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Paul Sawyer)


Saturday 8th

Two Little Egret on Broadmead Brook from Shirehill Bridge. 40 Swallow and 20 House Martin at Ringswell. (Pete Coslett, John Barnett)


Little Egret | Pete Coslett


Sunday 9th

A Red Kite at Ashwicke, six House Martin in the village, Willow Warbler near Ayford Lane along with a few Common Whitethroat and Marsh Tit from Cherry Wood. (John Barnett)


Monday 10th

Shire Valley; Little Egret, two Canada Geese and three singing Mistle Thrush. Good numbers of Common Whitethroat around West Littleton. Two Canada Geese, two Grey Heron and two Grey Wagtail on Church's Pool. (John Barnett)


Tuesday 11th

Reported from the patch today; Four Stock Dove, three Common Buzzard, c.60 Skylark, five Swallow, four Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, four Pied Wagtail, two Chaffinch, three Greenfinch, Linnet, ten Goldfinch, Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer.


Thursday 13th

Fourteen Swallow on Rushmead Farm. Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and 20 Linnet from Rushmead Lane. Good numbers of Common Whitethroat around generally. A Sedge Warbler heard from Shirehill Lane. (John Barnett)


Sedge Warbler | TBOSG


Friday 14th

C.40 House Martin, c.40 Swallow and two Swift over the sewage works at Ringswell. Willow Warbler singing near Ashwicke and a Spotted Flycatcher and Bullfinch at  Pixtonsgreen. (John Barnett)


Saturday 15th

Shire Valley: Grey Heron, a pair of Mallard with two ducklings, five Common Buzzard, Moorhen, three Stock Dove, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, four Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, three Mistle Thrush, two Nuthatch, Treecreeper and four Raven. A Garden Warbler singing and showing quite well by Dunsdown Lane Pool and s good number of Common Whitethroat from Wallsend Lane. (Pete Coslett, John Barnett)


Sunday 16th

Shire Valley: Little Egret, three Grey Heron and three Spotted Flycatcher. Northern Wheatear on West Littleton and Down Road. (John Barnett)


Monday 17th

Four Stock Dove, two Collared Dove, Moorhen, two Common Buzzard, four Raven, Common Chiffchaff, five Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, seven Chaffinch and five Goldfinch. (Annie & Nick Hawkridge)