Monthly Archives: March 2011

March 23rd – spring in full swing

Since the weekend, there has been a real change. The sunshine and warm weather has encouraged leaves to start unfurling en masse, which has brought the insects out, and which in turn has made the birds a lot more active. … Continue reading

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March 21st

Have been enjoying the sunshine and my first wheatear sighting of the year in south Devon this weekend, so no news to report from the park since Friday. Before I left on Friday evening, what started as quite a miserable … Continue reading

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Toads 10-0 Foot

This morning, a female great spot and a sparrowhawk, loads of redwings again (25+), carrion crows collecting nesting material and  the chiffchaff either trying to claim the whole park or there are a few of them now. 18:30 watched a … Continue reading

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Foot 1-0 Toad

Unfortunately, I accidentally stepped on a common toad on the way home through the park late last night. It was right next to the ponds on the top of the hill, so hopefully it was leaving rather than arriving, but … Continue reading

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March 15th – Bats

First heron I’ve seen flying over at 7am this morning. By mid-morning c.15 redwings gregariously chattering in the trees.. Looks and sounds like they are getting itchy feet/wings. A few more dotted around the park too. Chiffchaff singing again today, but … Continue reading

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March 14th – Beginning

Up until now, I have been posting retrospectively, so I feel like I can start the blog proper now. A good day for it too, as things seem to be starting to move and Spring definitely feels like it is … Continue reading

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Story so far..

Brandon Hill is an urban park in central Bristol with views across the city, down to the river Avon and across the surrounding countryside. It has a range of habitats, including a small area of woodland, a wildflower meadow in … Continue reading

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