Places to see birds

Footscray Meadows

This area of meadows and ancient woodland is the largest open space in Bexley and has the River Cray running throughout its length. There are various points of access, the main ones being from the Stable Block in Rectory Lane, Sidcup, from North Cray Road heading towards Five Arches and via a path running from Riverside Road in Albany Park. Common woodland birds can be seen anywhere with the chance of siskin, redwing or fieldfare in winter and warblers such as chiffchaff, blackcap and whitethroat in spring and summer. The area around Five Arches is good for waterfowl such as little grebe. Grey wagtails and kingfishers can be seen anywhere along the River Cray.