Sunday, 13 September 2009

The Beddington Obs

View from my new apartment window- overlooking what hopefully will be the largest urban nature reserve in the UK- Beddington Farmlands.
There were a few passerine migrants on the farm today including Redstart, Whinchat and Wheatear.
I had Chiffchaff from 'the obs', 20+ Swallow moving north (like they do for some reason in the autumn) and 8 Meadow Pipit going southeast.
An evening walk around the farm and there were 12+ Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 80+ Teal, 50+ Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 40+ Lapwing, 34 Stock Dove, 10+ Greenfinch and a small tit flock.


Darryl said...

That view should get better and better over the years. Re the 'obs' - bloody 'ell that's neat and tidy!

Your 'Seabirds' is upside-down though :-)

Josh Jenkins Shaw said...

God, if I had that library in my room, my life would be complete...and haveing the view over that patch...

Peter Alfrey said...

The obs is neat and tidy becuase I have got half of eastern europe in here doing everything- hence the incorrect positioning of Harrison- its been sorted and the book arranger has been pointed out the error of her ways:-)

Hi Josh,
once the patch has been transformed into the best urban nature reserve in the UK then the job will be done:-)