Category Archives: River Thames

Any local experts on the Thames wildlife?

I am from the landscape department in Greenwich University where are we are doing a landscape and social research study of Erith town centre and its surroundings.    I am particularly interested in the ecology around the river Thames in … Continue reading

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Rare Black Redstart adopts riverside hangout in Erith

Mike Robinson has been reporting a Black Redstart hanging around beside the Thames in the Erith area off Corinthian Manorway for the past few weeks on the London Bird Club wiki. He has kindly sent us this photograph: The RSPB says ‘The … Continue reading

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Big turnout for Crossness bird walk on January 8th – full report and pictures

This event proved to be one of the most popular bird walks at Crossness on Erith Marshes, with 37 members and friends turning out to enjoy this great reserve. The recent history of Friends events at Crossness – especially where … Continue reading

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Support Swanscombe Marshes – wildlife walk Sat Jan 30th 2016

Join an experienced guide for a free walk across the unique wildlife haven of Swanscombe Marshes – threatened by the proposed London Paramount ‘theme park’. This special winter walk is timed to take in the marshes at dusk, a good … Continue reading

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Bexley Against River Crossings meeting, January 5th Belvedere

The next meeting of Bexley Against River Crossings (BARC) will be at The Belvedere Community Centre, Mitchell Close, Belvedere. on Tuesday 5 January at 2.30pm. Transport for London is conducting yet another consultation: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/rivercrossings/east-of-silvertown#Gallions reach and Belvedere river crossings with a … Continue reading

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Save our Skylarks ! String of marshland sites under renewed threat.

SAVE OUR SKYLARKS – DON’T LET THE COUNCIL BOOT THEM OUT OF BEXLEY! The future of the Skylark as a breeding bird in Bexley, and the survival of the Corn Bunting both here and in London as a whole – … Continue reading

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Erith fish show pervasiveness of plastics problem

International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up recently and called on Londoners to “do the right” thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames. The campaign aims to … Continue reading

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Crossness winter events diary published – new volunteers welcome!

Crossness (on Erith marshes between Abbey Wood and Belvedere) is a Metropolitan Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, recognised as one of the most important sites for wildlife in London, not just Bexley. It retains that status in part thanks … Continue reading

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RSPB Bexley Group Field Trip – Crayford Marshes Thursday 24th September 2015

Avocet the highlight as rain gives way to sun on Bexley RSPB Crayford marshes visit. It was raining hard at 8am, raining at 9am, cloudy 10am and brilliant warm sunshine 11am – surprisingly 6 members arrived to join us for … Continue reading

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Joanne Bradley’s back ….. back again – this time working on the T21 Thames River Watch project

After spells as River Shuttle Co-ordinator and then general Education Officer, Bexleyheath resident Joanne is back on the staff of the Thames21 waterways charity again, this time delivering training and education for the Thames River Watch project. Joanne left a … Continue reading

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