2016 events announced

We now have a schedule of forthcoming Associate Member and public events. These events are very popular and places fill up very quickly. To book a place please contact us with your name, contact number and which event your wish to join. For Associate Member events you may need to become an associate BFBG member…. read more »

2015 Beddington Farmlands Review

Here’s a few highlights from 2015 in pictures: A total of 163 bird species were recorded with highlights being a Stone Curlew in the spring and a Serin (above) in the late autumn. Stone Curlew- the first one since 1982 Great Crested Grebes bred for the first timeIt was the best year on record for breeding Tufted… read more »

2015 Itinerary (A few dates for the diary)

Associate Members Events 26th April              Spring bird migration 1st June                 Conservation Day August                  Moth trapping session- to be arranged depending on weather 13th Sept              Autumn bird migration Public walks 21st  June             Bird and wildlife walk 19th  July               Bird and wildlife walk Carshalton Environmental Fair 31st  August  (Bank Holiday)  Public Talks/ Workshops To be scheduled Newsletters… read more »

Associate Members Day

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 »

D-Day for Beddington – RSPB article

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 »