Black Redstarts on London Olympic Green Roof

Black Redstarts on London Olympic Green Roof

Black Redstarts on the largest green roof at the London Olympic Site are breeding. Stuart Connop who helps run the green roof research programme at the University of East London was on the roof last week and saw the pair foraging across the roof. I designed...
Unexpected birds on green roofs – case of rescue and feed!

Unexpected birds on green roofs – case of rescue and feed!

The kingfisher perches on the edge of the green roof looking slightly bedraggled and a Pileated Woodpecker feeds her chick in the corner of a green roof in Portland, Oregon, in the US . Two species of birds I, as both a birdwatcher and green roof -er, would never have...
Kingfisher Day – River Ravensbourne, Lewisham

Kingfisher Day – River Ravensbourne, Lewisham

Brookmill Park, Lewisham must be one of the best places to see Kngfishers in the country. Kingfisher’s here are not elusive blurs of blue but have become habituate to the park users. You can get quite close to the birds and they are very tolerant. There is a...
Jackdaw – Court Jesters of the Crow World

Jackdaw – Court Jesters of the Crow World

The Jackdaw is a lovely bird. They used to nest in the chimney of my familial home in East Kent. Cawing in the early morning above my bedroom window. Members of the crow family have generally a bad reputation with humans. Vermin, crafty and omens of death. Perhpas it...

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