The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire













Saturday September 1st

A Hobby, Red Kite and at least three Spotted Flycatcher were present in the Shire Valley this afternoon. (David Hanks)


Sunday September 2nd

Combined reports today; This afternoon in the Shire Valley, three Grey Heron, eight Common Buzzard including one very pale bird, Hobby, Kestrel, three Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Redstart, Common Chiffchaff and an impressive thirty-eight (38) Raven!  Nearby Little Owl. South of the village this evening, Common Redstart and at least 50 House Martin by Ringswell Dewpond. A very good year for this species in Marshfield, lots of nests around. (Pete Coslett, John Barnett, Robert Hargreaves)


Pete Coslett

Tuesday September 4th

In the Shire Valley: At least two Grey Heron, five Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull, Collared and Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, two Grey Wagtail, several singing Robin, four Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, three Chiffchaff, Blue and Great Tit, two Nuthatch, two Magpie, at least twenty Raven and c.20 Goldfinch, Also present several Common Darter and Migrant Hawker. Around the Top Fields; Increasing numbers of corvids, mostly Jackdaw. Around ten 'alba' wagtail from Rushmead Barn.




Wednesday September 5th

Three Whinchat and two Northern Wheatear reported from the patch today.




The 'Marshfield Patch' Diary


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