Category Archives: Lamorbey

Bexley RSPB Group – Walk Lamorbey Park/The Glade. Thursday 21st April 2016

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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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Lamorbey dragonfly and damselfly list grows to 10 species

Thanks to targeted recording by Ian Stewart the list of Odonata species around Lamorbey lake in Sidcup has now reached a rather healthier total of 10. This is the sort of figure that was always likely to be attained, but … 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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Lamorbey Odonata list gets longer

The list of Dragonflies and Damselflies at Lamorbey lake has been suspiciously short, but has already been increased this season by three to a total of eight. Ian Stewart has been out and about round Lamorbey in the last week, … 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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Revised checklist of Dragonflies and Damselflies in Bexley published

As the new Odonata (Dragonfly and Damselfly) season gets underway, the checklist of these species in Bexley, first produced by Chris Rose a year ago, has been revised and updated by the author to include new records, and has been … Continue reading

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Don’t feed the ducks bread!

According to the Canal and River Trust, we’ve been feeding ducks junk food for decades. They estimate that each year six million loaves – equal to the size of 20 double decker buses – are thrown into canals and rivers in … Continue reading

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Lamorbey Ring-necked Parakeet fly-out numbers suggest roost switch

Further work on trying to unravel what Ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) in Bexley are getting up to, especially since the formation of the Danson Park night-time roost (see yesterdays’ post), took me to Lamorbey late this afternoon – previously the … Continue reading

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