Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Feltham

The variety of habitats means that Bedfont has a large number of familiar resident bird species – woodpecker, great crested grebe, kestrel, kingfisher and reed bunting amongst them.
In the winter the site is visited by the winter thrushes – redwing and fieldfare. You may be lucky and see a shy water rail in the reedbed, or possibly even a handsome smew, the male having snow-white plumage and a black streaked head.
As the days lengthen the summer migrants arrive – warblers, whitethroat, blackcap, winchats and the occasional stonechat. Next the common tern which nest on the rafts if the black-headed gulls haven’t got there first. These are followed by swift, house martin and swallow arrive.
Some birds pass through on the way to their summer breeding grounds. All of these passage migrants have been seen at Bedfont: wheatear, yellow wagtail, spotted flycatcher, ring ouzel, common and green sandpiper, nightingale, wryneck and grasshopper warbler.


Postcode: TW14 8QA

Latitude / Longitude: 51.4411079, -0.4520543