Beam Parklands

Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9EH

Tel: 0208 227 2332


Mallard duck – Anas platyrhynchos

  • UK’s most common duck
  • Have orange legs and webbed feet
  • Males have a bright green head and yellow bill
  • Females brown and speckled in colour with orange bill
  • Found in all wetland habitats

 Coot – Fulica atra

  • Fairly small birds
  • Jet black feathers with a bright white face and bill
  • Have long legs for their size
  • Nest in thick plants at the side of water
  • Found on large water bodies, lakes, rivers and reservoirs

 Moorhen – Gallinula Chloropus

  • Small birds, smaller than a coot
  • Brown, black feathers with white feather on the bottom
  • Red face with a yellow tip on beak
  • Long yellow legs, feet not webbed
  • Move quickly on land; when they swim  they make a jerking movement with their tail
  • Found in all wetland habitats

Grey Heron – Ardea cinerea

  • Very tall and stands like a statue
  • Long sharp yellow bill
  • Grey feathers with a white neck.
  • Fly with their neck held back
  • Found on lakes, rivers, canals, ponds and reservoirs all year round and hunt in shallow water

Meeting Point

The Meeting Point for all events is on the bridge by the entrance off Oval Road North unless otherwise stated. See Map.

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Booking events

Booking opens two weeks before each event. To book your place call 0208 227 2332. If you have any access requirements please let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements.