Female Kestrel Male Shoveler Favourable weather for the Associate Members Winter Bird Walk. We saw displaying Teals and other waterfowl including Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Shoveler, Mute Swan and Great Crested Grebe. A single Redshank was feeding on the Northern Lake. A hunting Kestrel showed well and was seen taking prey on two occasions and… read more »
This Sunday is the Winter Birds Walk for the Beddington Farm Bird Group associate members. Meeting place is Hackbridge railway station at 0915-0930, with the walk lasting approximately two hours. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars if possible. Please note there are no public toilets on site.
Top birding website and Beddington Farmlands supporter, BirdGuides, report on the imminent decision from the judicial review due to be heard at the High Court on 9-10 October, regarding plans by Sutton Council and waste disposal company Viridor to build an incinerator on land previously agreed to be designated as part of the new Beddington… read more »
Ahead of the High Court hearing on 9 and 10 October over the Sutton Council’s approval of Viridor’s application to build an incinerator on land forming part of a protected area at Beddington Farmlands, the RSPB highlight the wildlife at risk at this important south London site, and how the application is in breach of… read more »
Join botanist Roy Vickery for a walk around Beddington Farmlands, organised by the Sutton Green Party. Hear the beliefs, customs, herbal remedies, sayings, riddles, tales and legends of the wild plants that we’ll encounter. Roy Vickery is a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, chairman of the Trustees of the South London Botanical Institute,… read more »
Social media users will be pleased to know that we’ve launched a new Facebook page, Flickr site and Twitter feed. To keep up with the latest developments from the farmlands on Facebook please like our page at https://www.facebook.com/beddingtonfarmlands. Our Flickr site is at https://www.flickr.com/photos/beddingtonfarmlands/, and you can follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BeddingtonFarm. For the latest bird and… read more »
Beddington Farmlands has a long ornithological history and regarding as one of the best sites for birds in Greater London. In the May 2014 issue of Birdwatch magazine, local conservationist, naturalist and Beddington Farm Bird Group member, Peter Alfrey, writes about why Beddington Farmlands is so important for wildlife, as well as the threats facing the… read more »
Welcome to the new Beddington Farmlands website! Beddington Farmlands is one of the best-known sites for natural history in Greater London. A long history of sewage irrigation and sewage treatment at Beddington has proven attractive to birds and the ornithological record here dates back over eighty years. Beddington Farmlands has seen huge changes in land use since… read more »