Category Archives: Barnehurst

Hairy-legged Mining Bee (Dasypoda hirtipes) – Bursted decline but second colony found

A nest count for the Hairy-legged Mining Bee (Dasypoda hirtipes), uncommon in London, made by Bursted Woods this year, suggests a decline in numbers. The colony, which has been the only one known in Bexley, appears from an old photograph … Continue reading

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Hive of House Sparrow activity

May 11th: There were some 15-19 House Sparrows along Mill Road, Northumberland Heath. Another 39-42 were counted across Northumberland Close, Bexley Road, Brook Street, Barnehurst Av, Fairford Av/Appledore Av and Coniston Rd. Birds were seen going up under the eaves … Continue reading

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Swifts back over Barnehurst

There were thirteen or fourteen Swifts back at their usual haunt over Northall Road yesterday evening (May 4th), between Barnehurst railway station and the golf course. This is a known breeding area. The ‘Bexley Wildlife’ team and Bexley Bird Report … Continue reading

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Butterflies of Bexley checklist, status and distribution. Paper significantly revised and updated. Now with photos of selected species.

A new, January 2016, version of THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY: A CHECKLIST OF SPECIES, STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION REPORT is now available for download via this site: https://app.box.com/shared/static/i1xdnau06q7xgjbocbbed1eivttvopkx.doc and available at the foot of this article. This second publication … Continue reading

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House Sparrow count – Barnehurst to Barnes Cray, and additional Perry Street Farm birds

House Sparrows seen or heard (in the latter case counted as 1 if actual number could not be seen)  en route from Grasmere Rd to Maiden Lane on the morning of 20th January were as follows: Grasmere Rd/Merewood Rd: 11 … Continue reading

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FoXXX-rated activity as friendly female re-appears after 5 week ‘absence’

I hadn’t seen the very confiding female Fox that has frequented my Barnehurst garden, and spent a lot of time lounging round on the lawn during the summer, since 1st December. Though she had looked in very good condition then, … Continue reading

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More counting of Crows

One hundred and sixty one Carrion Crows flew into Bursted Woods from the east between 15.36 and 16.24 on December 26th 2015, joining 31 others that were already sat in the trees near the railway bridge, making a total of … Continue reading

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Counting Crows: a low-key local wildlife spectacle to be seen over Barnehurst

Some 343 Carrion Crows were counted heading into Bursted Woods between 19.03 and 19.59 this evening (8th September), from still light until after dark. Whilst the stories on this website about the Danson Ring-necked Parakeet roost, and various woodland fly-out-to-roost … Continue reading

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Elusive White-letter Hairstreak photographed at Footscray Meadows

Novice Lepidopterist Mike Robinson continues to ‘tick off’ the butterflies of Bexley with his camera. On July 22nd he was lucky enough to spot this White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album) feeding on a Creeping Thistle head. This is one of the … Continue reading

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Barnehurst Golf Course butterfly bonanza

Barnehurst Golf course has a good variety of habitats, and thus a good list of butterflies, which is one of the reasons why London Wildlife Trust have recommended that it be promoted from a ‘Local’ to a ‘Grade 2’ Site … Continue reading

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