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Children’s menu launched at the Coal House, Woodberry Wetlands

We have just launched a children’s menu! All of the wonderful offerings from our Coal House team, with our smaller visitors in mind. The Coal House Café is open daily for delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch. Serving quality roasted coffee and homemade seasonal food with locally sourced ingredients Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 9am – […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: March 2018

The cold spell at the end of February lingered into March, and the associated cold weather movement of birds was responsible for the first of the two major highlights of the month. A dunlin (picture 1 below) arrived on March 4th and was still around the following day. The other major highlight was jack snipe […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: February 2018

At the end of February we had by far the coldest period of this winter. Cold spells can trigger bird movements, so hopes were high that something unusual may turn up here. With many London sites reporting numbers of lapwing running into hundreds, we couldn’t match this but at least the species were recorded here, […]

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Spring and Summer opening hours at Woodberry Wetlands

We have switched to our Spring and Summer opening and closing times at Woodberry Wetlands. Please check the updated timings below: East entrance (New River Studio gate): 9am – 4:30pm South Gate (Green gate): 9am – 4:30pm West entrance (Coal House gate) and boardwalk: 9am – 5:30pm Coal House Cafe: 9am – 5pm (Kitchen closes […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: January 2018

The weather this January was comparatively mild, so whilst bitterns were seen here in both of the previous two Januarys, sadly we didn’t make it three in a row. The month still had some highlights though, with ducks being of particular interest. The morning of the 11th was an interesting one. Firstly a group of […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: December 2017

December is generally a quiet month for birds here, with movement related to extreme cold weather being the only reason for unusual birds to be seen. Whilst December in 2016 had produced brent goose and glossy ibis here, December 2017 was relatively mundane. We did have one new bird for the year though, on the […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: November 2017

Following the excitement of migration season during autumn, things here are usually much more settled during November. A few of our winter visitors continue to trickle in, but all of the summer visitors are long gone. Gulls often provide the highlights in winter months. This November we had six different gull species here, with the […]

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Winter and Christmas opening hours at Woodberry Wetlands

We have made a slight change to winter opening and closing times at Woodberry Wetlands. Please check the updated timings below: East entrance (New River Studio gate) and green gate: 9am – 4pm West entrance (Coal House gate) and boardwalk: 9am – 4:30pm   Woodberry Wetlands will also be closed for the following period over […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: October 2017

October is an unpredictable month for birding, it is probably the best month of the year for real rarities, but these usually appear at the various extremities of the UK. Things are usually quieter in London, but with seasonal migration ongoing, together with the possibility of movement related to cold weather, unusual birds can be […]

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Chris Farthing’s Woodberry bird highlights: September 2017

September is a month when birds are migrating, which always brings hope of interesting birds. Summer visitors continue to leave, and our winter birds continue to arrive. In addition to this, post-breeding dispersal can bring new visitors, as young birds leave their families to set up territories of their own. This particular September wasn’t a […]

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