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Look up – don’t miss the migration motorway overhead

Inside Croydon

Beddington Farmlands under a Hurricane Ophelia sky, with the Viridor incinerator to the left. This was meant to be a country park and nature reserve

NATURE NOTES: As we head into November, with the nights closing in, PETER ALFREY, the ‘Birdman of Beddington’, suggests what to look for in your parks and open spaces, and how to provide wildlife with some help into the winter in your garden

October was changeover month, the busiest month of the year for bird migration. Birds that spend the summer in this country have been migrating south and birds that winter here have started to arrive.

As the breeding season has ended by October, it is also the month of maximum number of young birds. The skies over Croydon and Sutton have been like a busy motorway of migrating birds. Some days there were over 300 redwing migrating overhead per hour. On October 19…

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