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Wednesday 22nd March

This afternoon; 20 Meadow Pipit from Middledown Lane and 40 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Two Canada Geese in the Shire Valley also four Common Chiffchaff. A Barn Owl hunting along Rushmead Lane also c.30 Corn Bunting, 40 Yellowhammer a few Skylark and 14 Fieldfare, three Common Buzzard and the usual corvids. Northern Wheatear and two Common Stonechat from West Littleton Road. (John Barnett, Pete Coslett)

 

© Pete Coslett

 

Monday 20th March

This afternoon; Common Chiffchaff at Ringswell, Peregrine near West End Farm and 40 Lesser Black-backed Gulls from Middledown Lane. (John Barnett)

 

Wednesday 15th March

This afternoon; a mixed flock of of c.250 Yellowhammer, Chaffinch and Linnet from Down Track, also five Fieldfare and c.90 Stock Dove. A Sparrowhawk at Rushmead Farm plus Painted Lady and several Small Tortoiseshell. (John Barnett, Nigel Sluman)

 

Monday 13th March

From the patch today: Two Grey Heron, a pair of Mallard, ten Common Buzzard, too many Red-legged Partridge and Common Pheasant, Moorhen, c.200 Common Gull plus small numbers of Lesser Black-backed, Herring and Black-headed Gull, c.150 Stock Dove, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, a good showing of singing Skylark, five Grey Wagtail, c.40 Pied Wagtail, three Mistle Thrush, singing Chiffchaff plus a large flock of mixed 'finches' including c.200 Linnet.  Also at least three Small Tortoiseshell. (TBOSG)

 

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Sunday 12th March

The first returning 'patch' Northern Wheatear from Down Road this morning. (Pete Coslett, Phil Smith)

 

© Phil Smith

 

Saturday 11th March

From Down Road; At least one probably two White Wagtail in ploughed fields with c.75 'alba' wagtail late morning. Also several Common Buzzard, c.10 Black-headed Gull, c.100 Common Gull, c.75 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.30 Herring Gull, c.50 Stock Dove, male Common Stonechat, an enormous number of 'corvid' largely Jackdaw, six Reed Bunting and good numbers of Corn Bunting. (TBOSG)

 

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Wednesday 8th March

Today; three Common Stonechat on Rushmead Lane, c.120 Corn Bunting on Rushmead Farm with a further c.50 from Down Road. A pair of Canada Geese on 'Big Pond' in the Shire Valley. (John Barnett)

 

Monday 6th March

This morning on the Tormarton Road, Greenfinch by the barns. Shirehill Lane - 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull. In the Shire Valley, two Grey Heron, two Grey Wagtail, c.50 Fieldfare and two Bullfinch. From Down Track, two Common Stonechat, c.250 Linnet and a mixed flock of c.200 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and Chaffinch. (John Barnett)

 

Saturday 4th March

Reported from the patch today; At least 20 Red-legged Partridge, Little Owl, two Kestrel, six Skylark, 14 Yellowhammer and six Corn Bunting.

 

Thursday 2nd March

A Peregrine on Rushmead Lane this afternoon. (Pete Coslett)

 

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