Category Archives: roost site

Counting Crows: a low-key local wildlife spectacle to be seen over Barnehurst

Some 343 Carrion Crows were counted heading into Bursted Woods between 19.03 and 19.59 this evening (8th September), from still light until after dark. Whilst the stories on this website about the Danson Ring-necked Parakeet roost, and various woodland fly-out-to-roost … Continue reading

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Over 2,000 Ring-necked Parakeets at Danson roost again

Eleven people attended the Friends of the Shuttle Danson Park Parakeet count on this sunny evening (Feb 17th), tallying some 2,125 birds into the roost area on the north side of the lake. Participants came from FotS, Bexley RSPB, BNEF … Continue reading

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FotS announces February events, including more at Danson Park

News just in from the Friends of the Shuttle, which has several events coming up. The next FotS clean-up is on the Shuttle on Thursday 12th February.  We will be meeting at Crofton Avenue at 10.30, as always please let … Continue reading

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Bexleyheath Pied Wagtail roost pictured

Following a discussion with Martin Petchey at Crossness today about the technical difficulties of getting a decent picture of the Pied Wagtails roosting on the non-native Oak outside Carpetright – near the clocktower on Bexleyheath Broadway – he has unexpectedly … 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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Danson Parakeet roost count exceeds 2,000 birds

The Ring-necked Parakeet (Bexley) ‘study group’ or RNPB for short (well, I just made that title up) organised the first multi-person Parakeet count at the new Danson overnight roost this evening, in a bid to get a more accurate figure … Continue reading

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Danson Parakeet roost rockets to 1,500 birds

The news that Ring-necked parakeets have now set up an overnight roost at Danson Park, rather than flying to Hither Green Cemetery or one of the other roost sites in south-east London, was reported here on 23rd December. At that … Continue reading

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Danson is new Ring-neck roost destination

One of the great, albeit ‘exotic’, wildlife spectacles in Bexley in recent years has been the sight and sound of Ring-necked Parakeets (Psittacula krameri) flying in successive groups out of various sites in Bexley towards their final night time roost … Continue reading

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