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The Marshfield Patch 2017 year list currently stands at: 81 Most recent additions: Goshawk, Canada Goose, Little Egret

 

 

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FEBRUARY

24th

Combined reports from the patch today; At least four Grey Heron, five Mallard, Red Kite, c.20 Common Buzzard, two Kestrel, c.50 Red-legged Partridge, c.400 Stock Dove, good numbers of Woodpigeon, half a dozen Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, small numbers of Skylark, at least six Grey Wagtail, two Pied Wagtail, Common Stonechat, c.200 Fieldfare, several Song Thrush, small numbers of Redwing, at least two Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, singing Common Chiffchaff, Long-tailed, Marsh, Blue and Great Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, three Jay, large numbers of corvid mostly Jackdaw, several Raven, small flocks of Starling, c.100 Chaffinch, two Greenfinch, a few Goldfinch, c.300 Linnet, four Bullfinch. c.50 Yellowhammer, five Reed Bunting and small numbers of Corn Bunting. (Denise Whittle, John Barnett, TBOSG)

 

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23rd

This morning; At least 500 Golden Plover and Common Stonechat from Northfield Lane also singing Skylark there. Two Grey Wagtail by stream near West End Farm. (John Barnett)

 

18th

At least seven Common Stonechat across the patch this afternoon. (Pete Coslett)

 

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17th

In the Shire Valley this morning, Little Egret, five Grey Heron, three Mallard, two Canada Geese, c.10 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Red Kite, c.60 Stock Dove, three Grey Wagtail, small flocks of Redwing, c.200 Fieldfare, five Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, ten Raven and Siskin. A second Red Kite in flight south over the Tormarton Road. Also this morning our first butterfly of the year... Small Tortoiseshell. (John Barnett, TBOSG)

 

16th

In addition to the usual patch suspects this afternoon, a couple of Greenfinch near Marshfield church, a Common Stonechat on Down Road and a Common Chiffchaff at Ringswell. (John Barnett)

 

11th

A Merlin was seen from Down Road along with c.140 Lapwing and a Little Egret was present in the Shire Valley. (Pete Coslett)

 

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8th

A Merlin and male Goshawk were noted on the patch today. (John Barnett)

 

6th

Fifteen Meadow Pipit in fields by A420/ West Littleton Road with 70 Lapwing and Golden Plover over Northfield Lane. Sparrowhawk, four Mistle Thrush and Grey Heron in the Shire valley. 400+ Linnet and lots of Skylark from Rushmead Farm. Peregrine over Down Track and a male Blackcap in the village. (John Barnett)

 

5th

From the patch today; 35 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, a pair of Common Stonechat, fifteen Skylark, Fieldfare, Redwing, eleven Golden Plover, four Common Buzzard and Kestrel. (Chris Vines)

 

4th

From Down Road this afternoon; 180 Lapwing, 60 Golden Plover, 80 Corn Bunting, two Common Stonechat, 50 Linnet, 20 Skylark, Kestrel, three Common Buzzard and c.300 corvids. (Pete Coslett)

 

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2nd

A stack of Chaffinch, Linnets and 'buntings' in the weedy field on Downs Road. (Nigel Warren)

 

1st

Two Canada Geese on 'Big Pond' in Shire Valley, Common Stonechat on Rushmead Lane and male Blackcap in the village. (John Barnett)

 

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