Category Archives: Foots Cray Meadows

Bexley RSPB walk at Foots Cray Meadows, April 25th – report

Ralph and Brenda Todd report on a chilly April bird walk at Foots Cray Meadows. Download the PDF file .

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Bexley RSPB Foots Cray Meadows 6th December bird walk – report

Ralph and Brenda Todd report on the 6th December Bexley RSPB bird walk at Foots Cray Meadows, which attracted several members new to the group’s outdoor meetings. 28 species were seen including Little Egret, Kingfisher and Gadwall.  Download the PDF … Continue reading

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Male and female Willow Emerald at Foots Cray Meadows

Despite the overcast and breezy conditions, both a male and a female Willow Emerald Damselfly (Chalcolestes viridis) were seen at Foots Cray Meadows on 27th September by Chris Rose and Wren Rose. These are the second and third sightings in … Continue reading

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Willow Emerald Damselfly has now been found in Bexley

The first known Willow Emerald Damselfly (Chalcolestes viridis)  for Bexley, a male, has been found and photographed at Footscray Meadows today (September 24th) by Ian Stewart, a week after he recorded the species at nearby Ruxley Gravel Pits, which was … 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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Foots Cray Meadows bird walk January 5th 2016

Report from the first of two bird walks led by Ralph and Brenda Todd last week. Download the PDF file .

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Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) at Foots Cray – 60 years on ….

A small patch of Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) was found by myself on my first ever visit to the churchyard of All Saints on Rectory Lane on October 22nd, with two flowers still open and several empty seed heads. Being right up … 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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81 bird species recorded in Bexley on October 2nd

Sightings by Ian Stewart and Eric Brown, noted on the London Bird Club wiki, reveal a wealth of avifauna across the Borough’s open spaces as a one-day total of 81 bird species is achieved. How much higher might the 24 … Continue reading

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River Cray project work for October – new volunteers welcome!

The Thames21 London waterways charity’s River Cray project officer Michael Heath has announced the following public events for October. Tuesday 6th October 2015 Chalk Stream River Cray Habitat Enhancements at Foots Cray Meadows. Some of the riverbank restoration work needs … Continue reading

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