Marshfield Patch News

















APRIL 2019


Monday 1st

Combined reports today: Greenfinch in several areas in the village. Little Owl from West Littleton Road and eight Golden Plover on West Littleton Down. Blackcap and Common Chiffchaff singing in the Shire Valley, also three Grey Heron, Mistle Thrush and a few Fieldfare. (John Barnett) Northern Wheatear on Northfield Lane also 30+ Yellowhammer, 30+ Skylark, ten Corn Bunting, two Pied Wagtail, Common Chiffchaff, three Common Buzzard, Red Kite (which drifted towards West Littleton) and three Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Pete Coslett


Sunday 7th

Northern Wheatear on Northfield Lane this afternoon, also 30 Corn Bunting, 20 Skylark, ten Yellowhammer a few Linnet and Meadow Pipit and 12 Stock Dove. C.100 mixed Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gull from the Tormarton Road, with Swallow and Peregrine over West Littleton. (Pete Coslett)


Wednesday 10th

A Hobby, the first of the year, was present briefly in the Shire Valley, along with a female Reed Bunting , two pairs of Grey Wagtail, several Blackcap and c.25 Stock Dove. West Littleton Dam, two Canada Geese. Ringswell Dewpond area; male Common Redstart, several Greenfinch three House Martin, two Swallow and several Willow Warbler. Moorhen on Dunsdown Pond. (John Barnett, Nigel Warren, TBOSG)


Thursday 11th

Ringswell Dewpond: Grey Heron, Swallow, four House Martin and Willow Warbler. (John Barnett)


Friday 12th

Ringswell Dewpond, male Common Redstart still also six House Martin and Swallow. (John Barnett)


Thursday 18th

Combined reports: A male Common Cuckoo and a single Grey Partridge reported from the Rushmead Lane area (Paul Francis), and five Northern Wheatear, Willow Warbler, two Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. (John Barnett)


Friday 19th

Common Whitethroat from Down Road. (John Barnett)


Sunday 21st

Combined reports today: At least eight Northern Wheatear on the patch this afternoon including those of the 'Greenland' form. All the usual, Skylark, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, three Common Buzzard and two Raven. (Pete Coslett) Garden Warbler at Ringswell, two Common Whitethroat in the Shire Valley and 30 Fieldfare just north of the valley. (John Barnett)


Pete Coslett