Category Archives: Bexley Woods

RSPB Bexley Group Field Trip – River Shuttle/Bexley Park Woods – Tuesday 16th May 2017

Report from Ralph and Brenda Todd on the RSPB Bexley Group’s walk along the River Shuttle and into Bexley Park Woods on Tuesday 16th May 2017: Download the PDF file .  

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‘Kent botany 2016’ published – interesting new Bexley records featured

Kent Botanical Recording Group’s 2016 edition of ‘Kent Botany’, compiled by Geoffrey Kitchener and detailing the most interesting and important finds during the year, includes a number of discoveries made in Bexley – which for botanical purposes falls within Vice-county … Continue reading

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Friends of the Shuttle Bird Walk Report

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River Shuttle and Bexley Woods bird walk report. 5th November 2015.

RSPB Bexley Group Field Trip – River Shuttle/Bexley Park Woods – Thursday 5th November 2015 A dull, drizzly morning but 22 Group members/Friends of the Shuttle joined Brenda and I for a wander along the River Shuttle (or, as we … Continue reading

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Loring Parakeets take new direction. 302 birds leave Bursted Woods.

Ring-necked Parakeets gathering in trees by Loring Hall at the north end of Foots Cray Meadows have switched fly-out-to-roost direction from south-(south)-west to north-west, which will now take them to Danson Park, a new overnight roost site from late in … Continue reading

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Nearly 350 Parakeets heading for Danson in Bexley Park Woods area

It’s that time of year when Ring-necked Parakeet counting comes to the fore again. On the way home from Sidcup on 9th October I got to Bexley Park Wood at 18.08. Some 349 birds were counted heading north-west towards the … Continue reading

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Bexley RSPB: programme of local bird walks

The Bexley group of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is by far and away the largest wildlife/nature group in the Borough, so encouraging its members and other local residents to take a keener interest in the value … Continue reading

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Ralph Todd’s Bexley Bird Report for January – June 2015 published

This latest edition of Ralph’s invaluable six monthly Bexley bird reports, covering the period January – June 2015, is now available, having been delayed whilst he works on the massive job – with volunteer assistance – of digitising older Bexley bird … Continue reading

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Bexley Council has no management plan for 80% of SINCS it wholly or partly owns, reveals FOI request

80% of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation wholly or partly owned by Bexley Council have no management plan (i.e. only 1 in 5 does), and 3 of the 6 plans that do exist expired more than 7 years ago. … Continue reading

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Some Shuttle wildlife observations, June 4th – another Hairy Dragonfly range expansion?

Call it a bit mercenary, but I helped out on the BETHs stretch clean-up so I could cover a part of the river I’d not done before for the Water Vole survey I’m leading, without having to make special arrangements … Continue reading

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