the birds of south gloucestershire

The Marshfield Patch - Recent Reports


Red-flanked Bluetail | TBOSG






JULY 2020


Wednesday 1st

A couple of hours in Shire Valley this afternoon produced two Grey Heron, Moorhen, Common Buzzard, Hobby, two Grey Wagtail, five House Martin. four Blackcap, four Common Chiffchaff, four - two adults and two juvenile Spotted .Flycatcher and four Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Spotted Flycatcher | Pete Coslett


Thursday 2nd

Down Road this afternoon: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 22 Swift, at least a dozen Skylark, 20 Swallow, two Common Whitethroat, Common Chiffchaff, nine House Sparrow, 20 Corn Bunting, lots of juvenile Yellowhammer, Linnet and two Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Friday 3rd

Around he patch today; Moorhen, three Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.40 Jackdaw, three Raven, Skylark, c.40 House Martin, five Long-tailed Tit, three Common Chiffchaff, two Blackcap, six Goldcrest, Nuthatch, four Song Thrush, six Grey Wagtail and Greenfinch.


Saturday 4th

At least two Spotted Flycatcher near the top road in Cherry Wood this afternoon. (John Barnett)


Sunday 5th

A Marsh Tit at Ringswell, Common Redstart up from the Dewpond and lots of Swallows. (John Barnett)


Tuesday 7th

Ringswell Common: Six Swift, four Stock Dove, five Collared Dove, two Sparrowhawk, Red Kite - over the church, drifting west at 12:45, two Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, at least three Kestrel, nine House Martin, two Long-tailed Tit, four Common Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 93 Starling, four Grey Wagtail, two Chaffinch, two Bullfinch, two Greenfinch and 16 Goldfinch. (Nick Hawkridge)


Friday 10th

In the Shire Valley this morning: Four Spotted Flycatcher, three Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Little Egret, male and female Common Redstart, five Mistle Thrush and two Common Buzzard. Nearby two Little Owl. (Paul Sawyer)


Common Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher | Paul Sawyer