Category Archives: River Wansunt

Thames21 team tackles two fly-tipping incidents by Thames Road Wetland

Local Thames21 staff and volunteers have recently been tackling two ugly fly-tipping incidents adjacent to Thames Road Wetland, with a third yet to be sorted out. The second, and largest, of these might have been avoided had Bexley Council acted … Continue reading

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Bexley RSPB visit to Thames Road Wetland

Just 6 of us turned out early on a dull morning with rain forecast, for a walk down the river Cray from Crayford town centre and around Thames Road Wetland, but it’s probably about the best number for keeping people … Continue reading

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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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Ralph visits gym to confirm Crayford Little Egret roost

Ralph Todd, well-known for his study of local birds, has been wondering where the Little Egrets seen in the Borough roost for the night. A few years ago former Cray Riverkeeper Ashe Hurst had mentioned the trees downstream of Crayford … Continue reading

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First chilly snap brings Snipe to Thames Road Wetland

Although I didn’t get out til gone 10.30 this morning (January 1st), there was a chill in the air that hasn’t featured so far this ‘winter’. On the way to Thames Road Wetland for a solo work session,  a Song … Continue reading

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Dealing with Himalyan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive introduced plant that needs to be removed from our waterways. It has explosive seed pods so unfortunately, even removing it can help it spread. Locally, groups such as Friends of The Shuttle do extensive work to remove … Continue reading

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QWAG members enjoy ‘back to nature’ experience at Thames Road Wetland

Seven members of the Quaggy Waterways Action Group, a river restoration organisation, and the Secretary of Friends of Sutcliffe Park, all from Lewisham, visited Thames Road Wetland on Saturday July 18th to learn more about the possibilities for enhancing wetland in … Continue reading

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Spring into summer at Thames Road Wetland

Things were hotting up at Thames Road Wetland on Tuesday (June 16th). Reed Bunting bred on site in 2013, but last year the male seemed to spend most of the summer singing, with no apparent success. Now he is back … Continue reading

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Thames Road Wetland management work latest

I managed to squeeze in about four and a half hours of work at Thames Road Wetland on Tuesday June 9th, though I was unable to get there until 17.45, by which time it was predominantly cloudy with only the … Continue reading

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SINCs fly-tipping shame

Fly-tipping anywhere is lamentable, but here are some current examples from Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation in Bexley …. All photos by Chris Rose.

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