The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire






Saturday July 7th

West Littleton Dam: Two Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, two Canada Geese with five young, Moorhen and Mallard. In the Shire Valley; Three Song Thrush, two Common Chiffchaff, four Grey Heron, three Grey Wagtail, two Spotted Flycatcher and two Bullfinch. Marshfield Village; Twenty or so Swift and c.25 House Martin. Generally around the patch; Very large numbers of Skylark and Corn Bunting, a good distribution of Linnet and Yellowhammer, a total of fifteen Raven and good numbers of Swallow. No Quail and only two Common Whitethroat. Eleven species of Butterfly including a large number of Small Tortoiseshell and a few Marbled White. (John Barnett)


Tuesday July 10th

In the Shire Valley: Two Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, two Common Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Grey Wagtail, ten Swallow, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, three Common Chiffchaff, a few Goldcrest heard and seen, Song Thrush, at least four Blackbird, several parties of Blue and Great Tit, two Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Chaffinch, Magpie, c.100 Jackdaw in groups, Carrion Crow, Rook and three Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Thursday July 12th

Little Owl showing well from Down Road this morning. (Pete Coslett)


Pete Coslett


Saturday July 14th

Two Red Kite were seen in Shire Valley this afternoon; one settled in Gunning's Wood and one looked like it has been used for shooting practice!


Pete Coslett

Sunday July 15th

This afternoon in the Shire Valley; Three Red Kite, six Raven, Spotted Flycatcher beyond the second gate, two Grey Heron and Marsh Tit. (John Barnett)




The 'Marshfield Patch' Diary



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