Finding the White Stork recently from the obs window prompted me to reflect on the birds that I've found/ seen from the Obs window since I moved here in 2009. Here's a few (all pics taken from window- usually at distance hence the quality) :
Juvenile Long-tailed Skua, a first for the farmlands
Black Kite- found by Johnny, a first for the farmlands
Common Crane, a first for the farmlands
Another Common Crane found by Roger
White-tailed Eagle! 8th April 2021- found by Ian Jones. One of the Isle of Wight re-introduction birds.
Iceland Gull - seen up to five in the air at one time from the window including a Kumlien's!
Caspian Gull - lost count of these
Glaucous Gull - had a few
Lapwings moving south in a cold spell- the obs is well handy for viewing hard weather movement (with a cup of coffee and in the warm)
Short-eared Owl- had a few of these, also had Marsh Harriers, obviously loads of Buzzards and Red Kites and best was a Honey Buzzard that Roger found and alerted me too
Get a couple a thousand of these flying past in the winter
Tree Sparrows on the obs feeders
The obs from the birds' eye view
The obs feeders
The birds have been great and had things at night too like calling Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Curlew, Barn Owls, Tawny Owls, night migration in late autumn etc. However the main new discoveries for Beddington Farmlands has been from the window moth trapping- will have to do a post soon on Highlights from the Bugry.