Bexley Bird Report for July – December 2014 published at ‘BW’

Ralph Todd’s July – December 2014 Bexley Bird Report, a compilation of the important bird records made by a number of recorders around the Borough over the last 6 months, has been published on our ‘Bexley Wildlife’ page

http://www.bexleywildlife.org/bird-watching-bexley/

where there is also a link to the cloud location where you can download both this and previous editions.

Ralph with Usain Bolt in Moscow Airport on the way back from the World Championships in August 2013

Ralph’s the guy on the left. The other chap is a little-known athlete from Jamaica with no known bird-watching records to his name ….. When he retires, perhaps?

Ralph writes:

A particular mention goes to Ian Stewart from Sidcup who from Ian Stewart who, either on foot or bicycle, has covered huge areas of the Borough and whose own totals for the year are quite staggering, 76 species seen from his garden, 100 in Sidcup and 146 in the Borough of Bexley. Such enthusiasm has occasionally been rewarded with the finding of some special birds including spotted flycatcher, yellow wagtails, whinchats, firecrests in the Glade and just before Christmas a Siberian Chiffchaff probably only 2nd record for Bexley and found through perseverance and checking out all the common chiffchaffs at Foots cray Meadows.

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