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January 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

SOS: Save Our Swifts

SOS: Save Our Swifts

No prior experience or knowledge is needed. We will give you a local area to survey and ask you to take a few short walks over the summer and let us know where you see any swifts.

Together, we can find out where they are still nesting and take steps to protect them.

If you are interested, please email or call 07392 790 719.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Big Garden Birdwatch (27 - 29 January) -- Reminder

Big Garden Birdwatch (27 - 29 January) -- Reminder

All you need to do is take an hour to watch the birds in your garden or local park from 27 to 29 January and let the RSPB know what you see. By taking part you'll be helping the RSPB find out more about our wildlife and how it's faring.

Visit to find out more.

We're counting down the days on our Facebook page with the top 10 birds in Bromley from last year's survey ( We'll also be showing you how Bromley's garden birdlife has changed in recent years.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Bromley's Big Garden Birdwatch

Bromley's Big Garden Birdwatch

With the Big Garden Birdwatch fast approaching, our column in this week's Bromley Times will help you get ready.

Did you know that over 2,000 people took part in the survey in our borough last year, more than in any other London borough? What might Bromley's birdwatchers see this year? We reveal all in our Bromley Times column, from kingfishers to goldcrests.

You can download the 11/01/2018 e-edition on the link below (our column is on page 6):

Since writing the article another kingfisher has turned up in a Bromley garden, this time in Chislehurst.
And our Website Editor has been surprised to see a goldcrest visiting his fat ball feeder.

Though goldcrests are reasonably regular in his garden, he's never had one on a feeder. Their little bills would be useless for any other food he puts out but this one certainly seems to have developed a taste for RSPB fat balls which are nice and soft.

The Big Garden Birdwatch takes place from 27 to 29 January 2018 - for more information visit