Recent sightings

30/09/23Honey-buzzardWhite Waltham1D Cleal
Just spied a large bird of prey on the north side of the airfield. it was being harried by a party of Jackdaws that looked small in comparison. It then powered away crossing the railway line and circling over Knowl Hill. Lost over the horizon. 6 mins ago. Apart from it's size, all I got was that it was all dark, the tail was 'full' and it had slow deep wingbeats. Wings wider than Buzzard and circled with flat wings. There were several Kites in the area and it looked slightly larger, bulkier, it powered away from the Jackdaws mobbing it, with ease and covered an immense distance in seconds. Having discussed online, after my initial post, I'm happy to settle on possible Honey Buzzard.  




2022Honey-buzzard, Confidential, 23rd June. *
2021Honey-buzzard, Compton Downs, 5th September. *
2021Honey-buzzard, Confidential, 5th June. *
2019Honey-buzzard, East Berks, adult male, 2nd-4th June. *
2018Honey-buzzard, Confidential, male, 18th July to 5th August.
2017Honey-buzzard, Confidential, 16th August.
2016Honey-buzzard, Moor Green Lakes, adult male, 27th August.
2016Honey-buzzard, Moor Green Lakes, adult male, 15th August.
2016Honey-buzzard, Windsor Great Park, adult, 5th June.
2015Honey-buzzard, Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve, 15th August.
2014Honey-buzzard, Moor Green Lakes, dark phase juvenile, 5th September.
2014Honey-buzzard, Eton Wick, 31st August.
2014Honey-buzzard, Cookham, 29th August.
2011Honey-buzzard, Thrift Wood, dark-morph, 16th September.
2011Honey-buzzard, Dorney Wetlands, rufous-morph, 9th June.
2006Honey-buzzard, Theale GPs, juvenile, 15th September.
2006Honey-buzzard, Caversham Heights, Reading, 1st May.
2002Honey-buzzard, Burnthouse Lane GP, dark-morph juvenile, 7th September.
2001Honey-buzzard, Bray, dark-morph, 21st September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Wraysbury GPs, dark-morph juvenile, 2nd October.
2000Honey-buzzard, Theale GPs, 1st October.
2000Honey-buzzard, Slough SF, pale-morph juvenile, 1st October.
2000Honey-buzzard, Eversley GP, 1st October.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cookham Dean, dark-morph juvenile, 1st October.
2000Honey-buzzard, Caversham, rufous-morph juvenile, 30th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Theale GPs, dark-morph juvenile, 30th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Widbrook Common, dark-morph juvenile and intemediate-morph, 30th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cookham Rise, dark-morph juvenile, 29th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Maidenhead, pale-morph juvenile, 27th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cookham Dean, pale-morph juvenile, 27th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Summerleaze GP, 25th September, Two juveniles, same as Cookham.
2000Honey-buzzard, Maidenhead, dark-morph, 25th September, One, same as Cookham.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cookham, eight dark-morphs, 25th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Wellington College, 25th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cock Marsh, dark-morph juvenile, 25th September, One, same as Cookham.
2000Honey-buzzard, Queen Mother Reservoir, pale-morph juvenile, 24th September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Lavell's Lake, 23rd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Windsor, 23rd September, One, same as Widbrook Common.
2000Honey-buzzard, Widbrook Common, dark-morph juvenile, 23rd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Caversham, juvenile, 23rd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cookham Rise, pale-morph juvenile, 23rd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Tilehurst, 23rd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Cookham Dean, dark-morph, 23rd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Lavell's Lake, 22nd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, Eversley GP, pale-morph juvenile, 22nd September.
2000Honey-buzzard, West Berks, 5th August.
1994Honey-buzzard, Bracknell, 4th June.
1993Honey-buzzard, Reading, 19th July.
1991Honey-buzzard, Eversley GP, 3rd August.
1989Honey-buzzard, Crowthorne, 8th May.
1984Honey-buzzard, Windsor Great Park, 22nd September.
1981Honey-buzzard, Windsor Great Park, 13th June.
1980Honey-buzzard, Midgham, two, 1st June.
1979Honey-buzzard, Theale GPs, 2nd September.
1976Honey-buzzard, Whiteknights Park, Reading, 8th May.
1975Honey-buzzard, Swinley Forest, 3rd May.
1968Honey-buzzard, Swinley Forest, 16th September.
1965Honey-buzzard, Silwood Park, 8th July.
1964Honey-buzzard, Ham SF, 4th September.
1875Honey-buzzard, Bucklebury, Shot.
1860Honey-buzzard, Windsor Forest, Trapped.
1793Honey-buzzard, Reading, Shot.

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