Places to see birds

Jubilee Country Park, Petts Wood

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush
Blackcap - a delightful summer visitor to the park (

Jubilee Country Park

Access: Blackbrook Lane (car park, 10-15 mins walk from Bickley Station, bus R7).Southborough Lane (3 entrances, one opposite The Harvester, one opposite Oxhawth Crescent west arm, and one adjacent to St. James School, buses R7 and 208). Thornet Wood Road (car park). Tent Peg Lane (car park, 5-10 mins walk from Petts Wood Station, buses R7, 208), and from the footbridge over the railway.

Habitats: Woodland, scrub, meadow, rough grassland with some small seasonal ponds. Paddocks near the stables. Can be very, very wet and muddy in winter.


Resident/Regular: Great tit, Blue tit, Robin, Long-tailed tit, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Blackbird, Song thrush, Mistle thrush, Magpie, Carrion crow, Great spotted woodpecker, Green woodpecker, Grey heron, Ring-necked parakeet.
Winter Migrants: Fieldfare, Redwing, Lesser redpoll, Siskin.

Summer Migrants: Chiffchaff, Blackcap (small numbers do overwinter)

Rare/Occasional: Firecrest, Whitethroat, Pied wagtail, Grey wagtail, Little egret, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Moorhen, Mallard.

The Friends of Jubilee Country Park help to protect and conserve the park.