THE MARSHFIELD PATCH FIRST RECORDS

The first documented reference to bird species and forms believed to have occurred naturally on the Marshfield Patch in chronological order.


MOST RECENT ADDITION

 

GREENSHANK: One was found on West Littleton Dam on April 22nd 2021 - John Barnett.

 

Greenshank | TBOSG

 

SPECIES/ FORM

LOCATION/ DATE

FINDER (S)

GREENSHANK

West Littleton Dam on April 22nd 2021

J Barnett

WIGEON

West Littleton Dam on March 10th 2021

J Barnett

RED-BACKED SHRIKE

A 1st winter at Tormarton Road/ Rushmead Lane on September 5th 2020

N & S Kempson

WOOD SANDPIPER

A spring adult on Doncombe Brook, Ringswell Common on May 11th 2020

J Barnett

COMMON SCOTER

Several small groups over Marshfield Village at night on April 2nd 2020

J Barnett

COMMON SANDPIPER

An adult on Church's Pool on August 4th 2019

J Barnett

HOOPOE

An adult on Oldfield Farm, Pennsylvania mid-May 2018

Unknown

WAXWING

One in gardens on Withymead on January 6th 2017

D Whittle

JACK SNIPE

One in the Shire Valley on December 2nd 2016

J Barnett

TUFTED DUCK

A pair in the Shire Valley on May 15th 2016

J Barnett

PALLID HARRIER

An immature in the Shire Valley on April 12th 2016

M Hayes

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

An immature near the allotments on Tormarton Road on August 20th 2015

M Hayes

GREAT GREY SHRIKE

A winter adult on Rushmead Lane on October 27th 2014

M Hayes

COMMON CRANE

Three over Castle Farm on April 9th 2014

Unknown

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

A 1st winter male in the Shire Valley on February 3rd 2014

J Barnett

OSPREY

A juvenile from Shirehill Lane on October 8th 2013

J Barnett

WHIMBREL

Three over Northfield Lane on May 11th 2012

J Barnett

GADWALL

A pair from Rushmead Lane on March 14th 2012

J Barnett

GREEN SANDPIPER

One in the Shire Valley on February 6th 2012

J Barnett

COMMON CROSSBILL

One flew over Marshfield Village on July 20th 2011

J Barnett

RING OUZEL

A female in the Shire Valley on April 10th 2011

J Barnett

LITTLE EGRET

One in the Shire Valley on January 8th 2011

J Barnett

COMMON TEAL

Two on Broadmead Brook, Shire Valley on November 28th 2010

J Barnett

MANDARIN

A female in the Shire Valley on April 16th 2010

J Barnett

WATER RAIL

One from Dunsdown Lane on January 9th 2010

J Barnett

CURLEW

One over Middledown Lane on October 12th 2009

J Barnett

WRYNECK

One from Dunsdown Lane on September 20th 2009

J Barnett, J Mackenzie-Grieve

BLACK KITE

An adult out of St. Catherine's Valley on May 26th 2009

J Mackenzie-Grieve

HAWFINCH

A male and female at Ringswell Common on November 26th 2008

D Smith, L Ingram

DARTFORD WARBLER

A male on Northfield Lane on October 10th 2008

M Hayes

RINGED PLOVER

Several on Rushmead Farm on May 27th 2008

M Hayes

PIED FLYCATCHER

A female in the Shire Valley on April 20th 2008

J Barnett

LAPLAND BUNTING

A female from Northfield Lane on March 24th 2008

M Hayes

CANADA GOOSE

Two over Doncombe Valley on March 24th 2008

J Barnett

Nordic Jackdaw

One from George Lane on January 25th 2008

R Laughton

SHORT-EARED OWL

Two on the patch in the winter of 2005

Unknown

HEN HARRIER

A winter adult over Northfield Lane on January 31st 2005

Unknown

GOSHAWK

One over Rushmead Lane on January 1st 2005

M Hayes

RED KITE

An adult in the Shire Valley on June 3rd 2001

Unknown

RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT

An adult male from Rushmead Lane on May 14th 1998

P Chadwick

BLACK REDSTART

One on the patch on April 5th 1996

Unknown

DOTTEREL

Fourteen at Tormarton Interchange on May 8th 1992

P Chadwick

LITTLE AUK

One found on the High Street, Marshfield on November 4th 1990

P Basterfield

MARSH HARRIER

One from Marshfield on May 7th 1990

Unknown

WOODCHAT SHRIKE

One from Rushmead Lane on July 23rd 1989

M Hayes

CORNCRAKE

One from Rushmead Lane on June 21st 1989

Unknown

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Two adults near Marshfield on July 27th 1987

Unknown

WILLOW TIT

Reported from the Marshfield area on August 11th 1978

Unknown

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER

Reported from the Marshfield area sometime in 1978

Unknown

TREE SPARROW

A pair were noted at Marshfield between May and June 1965

Unknown

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

Up to four at Oakford, Marshfield from mid April 1964

Unknown

WOOD WARBLER

Some in the Oakford area, Marshfield from mid April 1964

Unknown

MONTAGU'S HARRIER

A 'ring-tailed' near Marshfield on May 25th 1958

Unknown

COMMON QUAIL

Several on the north side of Marshfield in June 1943

Unknown