Category Archives: Migration

One Swallow doesn’t a summer make …. but Bexley’s first for year seen over Thames Road Wetland

The first Swallow of the year in Bexley was seen over Thames Road Wetland at 17.47 yesterday (March 23rd), flying west low over the site as I happened to look up whilst taking some general panoramic photos. British Swallows winter … 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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Rare Wryneck photographed on Crayford Marshes as birding trio’s efforts pay dividends

Find again highlights the importance of Bexley’s larger semi-natural habitats as homes and migration refuelling sites for less common wildlife. Report by Ralph Todd August sees autumn bird migration well underway with many waders and songbirds moving south from their northern/European … 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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South east’s migratory birds wintering in Africa face steep declines – effects seen in Bexley

The following media release by the RSPB and partner organisations, comments on the State of the UK’s Birds report as it applies to the decline of migratory birds in south-east England. This is just the latest publication (following on from … Continue reading

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