the birds of south gloucestershire

The Marshfield Patch Dairy


Red-flanked Bluetail | TBOSG



Wednesday 1st

Reported from the patch today; Peregrine, c.150 Corn Bunting, 15 Yellowhammer, Kestrel (Karle Burford); A drake Common Teal on West Littleton Dam and Mute Swan on 'Second Pond' in the Shire Valley. (John Barnett)


Friday 3rd

Merlin near West End Farm. (John Barnett)


Sunday 5th

Combined reports; 40+ Corn Bunting, 10+ Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail and 6+ Skylark. (Nigel Tucker)


Also, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Common Teal, Mallard, Common  Buzzard, Kestrel, Merlin, Moorhen, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Wren, Dunnock,  Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Stonechat, Goldcrest, Long-tailed, Coal, Blue and Great Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven,  Starling, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet and House Sparrow. (John Barnett)


Friday 10th

Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge, Common Pheasant, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, c.50 Skylark, c.10 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, c.8 Common Stonechat, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Blue and Great Tit, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, c.5 Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, c.150 Linnet, Yellowhammer and c.250 Corn Bunting. (TBOSG)




Sunday 12th

A Merlin was seen around the junction of Tormarton Road and Rushmead Lane this afternoon. (Kevin Smith)


Monday 13th

South of the village; Woodcock, seven Bullfinch, c.70 Redwing and three Mistle Thrush. (John Barnett)


Sunday 19th

Two Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, two Kestrel, c.50 Skylark, ten Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, nine Common Stonechat, 22 Redwing, Greenfinch, eight Chaffinch, ten Goldfinch, Yellowhammer, >.300 Linnet, c.200 Corn Bunting and three Raven.


Monday 20th

Grey Heron, Mute Swan, several Mallard, several Common Buzzard, four Kestrel, Merlin, c.200 Golden Plover, a mixed flock of c.1000 gulls most of which were Common, Tawny Owl, Stock Dove, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, three Pied Wagtail, at least six Common Stonechat, c.200 Fieldfare, several Chaffinch, several hundred Linnet and Corn Bunting with small numbers of Yellowhammer.


Tuesday 21st

100's Corn Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Raven, Common Stonechat, Yellowhammer, a 'large' flock of Linnet, Skylark, Stock Dove, Merlin, Dipper, five Grey Heron, Mute Swan and 12 Mallard. (Phil Barlow, John Barnett)