Marshfield Patch News
















JUNE 2019




Monday 3rd

At least 20 House Martin around Withymead playing field and in the Shire Valley a family of Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron and two Canada Geese. (John Barnett)


Tuesday 4th

A Spotted Flycatcher was present in Shire Valley this afternoon (the first of the year) along with three Grey Heron, two Canada Geese, four Common Buzzard, three Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, two Grey Wagtail, four Pied Wagtail, two Swift, Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Jay and three Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Pete Coslett


Thursday 6th

Down Road area; Three Common Buzzard, Hobby, 12 Swift, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Skylark, Pied Wagtail, Swallow, five Common Whitethroat, Common Chiffchaff, ten Yellowhammer, 12 Corn Bunting, 20 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet and six Raven. Nearby in the village, 22 House Martin, 21 Swift and 12 Swallow. In the Shire Valley; two Spotted Flycatcher, two Grey Heron, two Canada Geese and lots of Great Spotted Woodpecker action with at least two active nests! (Pete Coslett, John Barnett)


Sunday 9th

Shire Valley: Grey Heron, three Common Buzzard, four Stock Dove, four Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Raven, two Swallow, 14 House Martin, six Long-tailed Tit, four Common Chiffchaff, five Blackcap, Mistle Thrush and four Grey Wagtail. Rushmead Lane: 12 Skylark, 16 Starling, 10 House Sparrow, eight Linnet, seven Corn Bunting and four Yellowhammer. (Avon Birds)



A windy Shire Valley this afternoon: Four Grey Heron, Little Egret, two Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swift, Nuthatch, Mistle and Song Thrush, two Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, two Jay and two Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Wednesday 19th

Finally caught up with the Marshfield Little Owl! Also lots of Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer singing. (Nigel Sluman) Also heard at least two Quail audible from the poppy fields along the left hand side of Down Road around 10:30. (Dave & Hazel Newman)


Thursday 20th

One calling from Down Road, Marshfield from north end of large Poppy field late evening on the 20th. (Mark Coller)


Friday 21st

A Quail was heard calling for around ten minutes from a cereal crop to the south of Middledown Road, Marshfield on the 21st. (Chris Woods) No sound of any from Down Road late evening but plenty of Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Linnet and Goldfinch as well as Common Buzzard, two Raven, Sparrowhawk and a nearby Little Owl.