Peter Beckenham, of the London Wildlife Trust, has planned a couple of guided bird walks at Braeburn Park, the Trust’s new reserve in Crayford – on the south side of the railway line opposite Hall Place – for January and February to kick start the new year. See the poster below for the one on Saturday 24th Jan. The second walk will be on Wednesday 4th February, for which the meeting place and time will be the same. He says ‘Conditions under foot are a little muddy but largely easy going. Recent sightings have included sparrowhawk, kestrel and redwing whilst bullfinch and mistle thrush are seen daily. ‘ Ffi contact Peter (after January 20th) at:<firstname.lastname@example.org> / Mobile: 07772323946
Other upcoming ornithological events in this vicinity are a Hall Place and Crayford Rough bird walk on 13th January, led by Ralph and Brenda Todd, meeting 09.30 at the Hall Place sports pavilion, and a Bird Garden Birdwatch from the Hall Place bird hide, with Bexley RSPB members on hand with telescopes and ID advice, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday 25th January (more details on the BW website calendar).