M A R S H F I E L D  D I A R Y


The Marshfield Patch year list currently stands at 105 - the most recent additions; Marsh Harrier, Pied Flycatcher





Wednesday October 11th

A long walk for not much today, relatively speaking. Northfield Lane - c.180 Linnet, c. 200 Starling. Shire Valley - 30 Raven, nine Grey Heron, two Chiffchaff. West Littleton Down - c. 130 Common Gull. Rushmead Lane - Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. Also increasing numbers of Goldcrest. (John Barnett)




Tuesday October 10th

Two Moorhen in the Shire Valley this morning, first for a while there. c.150 Linnet from Rushmead Lane and three Redwing over West Littleton. (John Barnett)




Monday October 9th

In the Rushmead Lane area this morning; Two Northern Wheatear, two Stonechat, groups of 30+ Skylark, six Raven, Stock Dove and Corn Bunting. A Little Owl was noted in the West Littleton Road area. (Dan White)




Friday October 6th

In the Shire Valley this afternoon; Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, two Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, two Coal Tit, two Nuthatch, Treecreeper, several Jay, ten Raven, two Greenfinch and 30 Goldfinch. c.100 Skylark and two Stonechat from Orchid Lane. 30 Golden Plover over Pennsylvania. (TBOSG)






Thursday October 5th

Combined reports today: In the Shire Valley, Five Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, two Greenfinch, two Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch. Top fields, Little Owl also Sparrowhawk, two Stonechat, ten Meadow Pipit and 20 Skylark. (John Barnett, Pete Coslett, Nigel Warren, TBOSG)


© TBOSG, Pete Coslett




Monday October 2nd

Combined reports today: In the Shire Valley, Little Grebe, eleven Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, several Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, two Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, several Chiffchaff, two Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, several Jay, around ten Raven, ten Greenfinch and two Bullfinch. Other sightings include, c.100 Linnet from Rushmead Lane, 15 Raven West Littleton Down, six Stonechat on patch and Hobby around Middledown Road. (John Barnett, TBOSG)





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