THE MARSHFIELD PATCH

Recent sightings from the patch at Marshfield.


MARCH 2021

 

Monday 1st

Brookhouse Lane; c.150 Fieldfare including a couple in sub-song plus 20 Redwing. Middledown Lane; Nine Stock Dove and Kestrel. Dunsdown Lane; c.120 Chaffinch/ Yellowhammer, Mistle Thrush and two Moorhen on Dunsdown Pond. (John Barnett)

 

Tuesday 2nd

Shire Valley; Red Kite, c.150 Redwing, a number of Fieldfare and four Pied Wagtail. (Nigel Kempson)

 

Wednesday 3rd

Church Pond area; Two Grey Heron, Marsh Tit and Mistle Thrush. Garston Farm; 12 Meadow Pipit. Down Road; Over 1000 gulls a fairly even spread of Black-headed, Herring, Lesser Black-backed and Common. Rushmead Farm; Chaffinch/ Yellowhammer - a small flock of 20, c.130 Fieldfare, c.60 Redwing, c.120 Linnet, c.80 Corn Bunting. A Blackcap in sub-song in a village garden! (John)

 

Thursday 4th

Wallsend Lane; c.70 Chaffinch/ Yellowhammer, 15 Golden Plover and Common Stonechat. Dunsdown Lane Pond: Still two Common Chiffchaff. West Littleton Dam; Five Canada Geese. (John)