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.

Ring-necked Parakeets flying into the Poplars where they spend the night. (Photo: Chris Rose)

Ring-necked Parakeets flying into the Poplars where they spend the night. (Photo: Chris Rose)

Participants came from FotS, Bexley RSPB, BNEF and Friends of Crossness Nature Reserve.

With the waters of Danson lake flowing  into the Shuttle in Bexley Park Woods, FotS is taking an increasing interest in Danson Park, which lacks a hands-on environment group, and is currently developing a programme of wildlife events to be held here across the rest of the year. February 24th will see Bexley RSPB hold a free bird-watching walk in the park, which will cater for beginners and those who want to improve their knowledge, as well as more experienced people who may not have previously looked at what Danson has to offer. Follow our calendar page for details.

There were about 60 Pied Wagtails roosting in the Oak outside Carpetright near Bexleyheath Clocktower tonight.

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