Highlights for the Winter months
Over these winter months, from December to March, the Heath may seem still and empty but a sharp eye and ear can lead to many special bird experiences. Flocks of Redwing, thrushes from Scandinavia, can be seen moving silently through woods, feeding on berries.
On our ponds, a colourful mix of over-wintering ducks can be found, including Shoveler.
Watch out for mixed flocks of small birds foraging together in trees. Often led by a flurry of Long-Tailed Tits, these flocks may include Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Goldcrest..
All photos taken on the Heath by Adrian Brooker, except Shoveller, a stock photo
Biodiversity and you – make a difference!
This year’s biodiversity interpretation boards are a collaboration between City of London, English Heritage, Heath Hands, Marylebone Birdwatching Society, London Natural History Society and Heath & Hampstead Society. Boards will change with the seasons – view them all to the left.