Marshfield Patch News



















Monday December 3rd

Around Marshfield today: One stunning Merlin, at least 50 Red-legged Partridge, 60+ Fieldfare, 60+ Starling, good numbers of Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and Linnet. (Wayne Tucker) A four hour walk this afternoon produced; Two Stonechat opposite the entrance to Harcombe Farm, three Grey Heron in the Shire Valley and 200+ Fieldfare on Northfield Lane. (John Barnett)


Wayne Tucker


Tuesday December 4th

This morning: From Northfield Lane, several Common Buzzard, a large distant flock of Golden Plover with seven on the deck, a dozen Lapwing, c.20 Black-headed Gull, c.200 Common Gull, three Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, c.50 Skylark, c.50 Meadow Pipit, three Pied Wagtail, c.100 Fieldfare, c.50 Redwing, two Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow and several Raven, c.200 Starling, three Chaffinch, c.20 Goldfinch, small numbers of both Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting plus a female Reed Bunting. (TBOSG)




Wednesday December 5th


This morning; 25 Golden Plover in fields from A420 and Marshfield School, 15 Meadow Pipit by the junction of Northfield Lane and West Littleton Road with several others scattered elsewhere. A pair if Stonechat from Northfield Lane,  c.50 Skylark in fields near Down Track also at least 100 Chaffinch including some continental forms. Decent numbers of Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting scattered around but Corn Buntings seem to be a bit down on previous winters so far. (John Barnett)


Monday December 10th


Found some birds at last this morning! In fields and hedges at the far end of the Garston Farm Airstrip - c.100 birds, mainly Chaffinch but also, Greenfinch, several Linnet, Yellowhammer, Goldfinch, and three Reed Bunting. Around Garston Farm; c.50 Chaffinch, a few Goldfinch and from the Down Road area c.170 Linnet. No Brambling yet! (John Barnett)