JULY 2021

Thursday 1st

Combined reports: Shire Valley: Three Grey Heron, Little Egret, five Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Moorhen, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, three Blackcap, two Common Chiffchaff, two Spotted Flycatcher, Mistle Thrush, three Nuthatch and two Raven. (Pete Coslett) At least ten Quail audible across the patch from Rushmead Farm and Lane, Shirehill Lane and Down Road and Track. (John Barnett)


Spotted Flycatcher and Little Egret | Pete Coslett


Saturday 3rd

Three Quail audible on Rushmead Farm and 20 House Martin in the Shire Valley. (John Barnett)


Sunday 4th

Grey Heron and Little Egret in the Shire Valley; nearby at least 100 Swift and 30 House Martin over Tormarton Road. (John Barnett)


Monday 5th

In the Shire Valley; Little Egret and three Spotted Flycatcher. (John Barnett)


Wednesday 7th

In the Shire Valley; Little Egret still present. (Chris Mott)


Friday 9th

In the Shire Valley; Little Egret still present plus ten Common Swift. (Pete Coslett)


Thursday 15th

Two Quail audible in the Rushmead Farm/ Lane area still. (John Barnett)


Saturday 17th

At least three Spotted Flycatcher still present in the Shire Valley. (Paul Sawyer)


Spotted Flycatcher | Paul Sawyer


Sunday 18th

24 Swift over Marshfield village (maximum before today was five) and a Quail from Shirehill Lane. (John Barnett)


Monday 19th

In the Shire Valley; Two Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, six Swift, four Green Woodpecker including two juveniles, two Sand Martin (the first on the patch this year!) over first pond, eight Swallow, a few House Martin and four Spotted Flycatcher. (John Barnett)


Wednesday 21st

A Spotted Flycatcher was noted at Ashwicke on an otherwise quite patch today. (john Barnett)