M A R S H F I E L D  D I A R Y








MAY 2018



Monday May 14th

This evening: Grey Partridge from Rushmead Lane, Little Owl on Rushmead Farm also a flock of 100+ Linnet, 60+ Corn Bunting and 15 Stock Dove. Also several Small Tortoiseshell and four Hares! (John Barnett)


Thursday May10th

In the Shire Valley: Very quiet with few birds of note, Chiffchaff, Moorhen, Raven, Buzzard, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Several Butterflies on the wing though; Brimstone, Large White, Orange-tip and Specked Wood. On West Littleton Dan Pond; A pair of Tufted Duck, a pair of Little Grebe and a pair of Canada Geese with several goslings.


Monday May 7th

Two Wheatear and two Yellow Wagtail at the top of Shire Hill on the Tormarton Road this afternoon. (Pete Coslett)


© Pete Coslett


Sunday May 6th

An hour on Down Road this afternoon produced Buzzard, three Wheatear, Blackcap, several pairs of Whitethroat, Skylark, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting and two Raven. (Pete Coslett)


© Pete Coslett


Saturday May 5th

Four Wheatear on dry walling stones at Tolldown mid-day. Also about were Red-legged, Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting with a House Martin over Marshfield. (Mike Jackson)


Friday May 4th

In the Northfield/ Rushmead Lane area; Raven, Red Kite, two Buzzard, Kestrel, loads of singing Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and Skylark. (Nigel Sluman)


Tuesday May 1st

Combined reports from today; In the Rushmead/ Orchid Lane area: A nice Wheatear and  Whinchat plus a strange Linnet with yellow/ buff instead of red/ pink colouration, Skylark, Corn Bunting and Yellow Bunting. South of the Village Sand Martin with Swallows and House Martin around East End Dew Pond. (Pete Taylor, John Barnett)



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