Category Archives: Swift

More Bexley Swift nesting sites identified

According to the latest London Bird report (2014) Swifts have declined by 56% in London between 1995 to 2013. Modern building design and renovations that deny them access to roofs for breeding are thought to be a factor. Few breeding/nesting … Continue reading

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Swifts back over Barnehurst

There were thirteen or fourteen Swifts back at their usual haunt over Northall Road yesterday evening (May 4th), between Barnehurst railway station and the golf course. This is a known breeding area. The ‘Bexley Wildlife’ team and Bexley Bird Report … Continue reading

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Crossness – it doesn’t have to be rare or hard to identify to be a new site record

Two new species were added to the Crossness/Erith Marshes list last weekend (23rd August), neither especially rare in the south of England. The presence of the picture-winged fly Urophora cardui was detected by the presence of a few swollen stem galls … Continue reading

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