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Category Archives: Birds

Starlings –  murmarations to breakfast

Starlings – murmarations to breakfast

Starlings summon up images of great murmurations in the sky. Flocks of wheeling dark dots morphing and merging as they come into roost. Sadly there are no such large gatherings of starlings in London during the winter months. Starlings in the past I do, however, remember them. There used to be large flocks that roosted… Continue Reading

Buildings, birds, Wildlondoncomp

Buildings, birds, Wildlondoncomp

Buildings are habitats. Considering that London has also been greening up it’s buildings over the last 15 years, they have become far more important for wildlife – and especially one of London’s rarer birds – the Black redstart.   Birds and buildings – the Black redstart   Anyone familiar with my work over the last 20… Continue Reading

Migrants – wildlondoncomp

Migrants flock to London each year. In the summer birds and insects migrate from the south. In the winter, many birds head here from north and east of Europe to escape the cold.  Yesterday I dealt with the immigrants that come and stay in London, both the wild ones and the human.  Likewise migrants, both… Continue Reading

Immigrants – wildlondoncomp

Immigrants – wildlondoncomp

Immigrants add to the diversity of London. The idea of a National Park City is a chance to celebrate the capital’s nature. It is as multicultural as its people. Immigrants – the Commonwealth London was at the centre of an Empire and therefore the capital is full of people from around the world, including the ex-colonies. The Bank… Continue Reading