M A R S H F I E L D  D I A R Y


The Marshfield Patch year list currently stands at 110 - the most recent additions; Mediterranean Gull, Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, Brambling.





Friday December 15th

In the Cloud Wood area today; Kestrel, 12 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Skylark, two Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, many Fieldfare, four Redwing, 20+ Chaffinch, at least three Brambling and eight Linnet. (Mike Jackson) A Hawfinch was also reported in the area. Male Blackcap, Grey Wagtail and female Sparrowhawk in the Withymead area. (Denise Whittle) Also reported today; c.70 Red-legged Partridge, 50 Pheasant, at least two Kestrel, 300+ Golden Plover, c.3000 Starling, 20 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, female Stonechat, 30 House Sparrow, six Meadow Pipit, 30 Chaffinch, 10 Linnet, three Yellowhammer and eight Corn Bunting.




Thursday December 14th

500+ Golden Plover in the fields opposite Marshfield Primary School north of the A420 today. (John Barnett)




Tuesday December 12th

Birding east of the village today: C.70 Common Gull at Garston Farm also 65 Meadow Pipit by windsock. C.650 Woodpigeon south of Cloud Wood. Several Bullfinch, Treecreeper, several Goldcrest, three Marsh, Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tit, great Spotted and Green Woodpecker in the Cloud Wood area. A mixed 'finch' flock on sunflower seeds north of Cloud Wood footpath; C.110 Chaffinch, at least five Brambling, five Reed Bunting, c.40 Yellowhammer, c.40 Linnet and several Goldfinch. Fifteen Lapwing over the wood and two Hawfinch in the open area at the east end of Cloud Wood. C.40 Golden Plover over Withymead Playing Fields. (John Barnett. TBOSG)






Monday December 11th

C.30 Skylark from Northfield Lane, lots of Fieldfare around Rushmead Farm along with c.50 Linnet, two Stonechat also a couple of Continental Song Thrush and Kestrel along Rushmead Lane. In the Shire Valley; Three Grey Heron, Marsh Tit, c.40 Redwing and a few Fieldfare. In the Down Road area; C.60 Fieldfare, 60+ Golden Plover, c.300 Skylark, Stonechat and Continental Song Thrush. Two Brambling and a female Blackcap in the Withymead area in the village. (John Barnett, Denise Whittle)




Sunday December 10th

From Down Road; 60 Lapwing, 85 Golden Plover, 50 Fieldfare, 200 Starling, 40 Skylark, two Kestrel and two Buzzard. (Pete Coslett)




Saturday December 9th

From Down Road; two Grey Heron, four Buzzard, Merlin, Kestrel, 104 Common Gull, ten Skylark, eight Fieldfare, six Redwing, four Blackbird, c.200 mixed flock of 'finches' mostly Linnet, a few Yellowhammer and 12 Corn Bunting, Bullfinch, c.400 Starling, two Magpie and 100 'corvid'. (Pete Coslett)


© Pete Coslett




Sunday December 3rd

Reported from the patch today; A female Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, c.200 Golden Plover, five Kestrel, 50+ Starling, c.200 Fieldfare, four Stonechat, and 15+ Yellowhammer.



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