Author Archives: Brandon Hill Nature Blog

About Brandon Hill Nature Blog

Documenting the wildlife of Bristol's oldest urban park across the changing seasons

12th July – Bristol Peregrine Update 2

Peregrines again? Afraid so! Apologies if Brandon Hill Nature Blog has turned into Bristol Peregrine Blog recently, but after spending most of the Winter and early Spring watching the daily (and sometimes nightly) activities of the pair of peregrine falcons that were hunting … Continue reading

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25th May – Bristol’s Urban Peregrines Update

The last few weeks have been ideal for watching Bristol’s urban peregrines – the sun has been out and both adults have been very active, up and hunting for most of the day. The chicks are obviously old enough now to be … Continue reading

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20th May – First fledglings of 2012

Since getting back to the UK and Brandon Hill, it’s been a pretty miserable time weatherwise, but inexorably the season and wildlife pushes forward and after a few interesting Spring migrants passing through the park (including siskins, willow and garden … Continue reading

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17th April – Atlantic Adventure (mostly off topic!)

A close encounter with common dolphins – please watch in HD! I’ve just returned to Bristol after over a month away, most of it spent at sea, aboard The Bessie Ellen – a tall ship built in Plymouth in 1904. … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Pied Wagtails and Orchard Planting at Brandon Hill

After not seeing a single wagtail at Brandon Hill all Summer, I was glad to see the greys and pieds start to return in the Autumn and white wags bouncing past overhead from Cabot Tower, during the Autumn migration watches. … Continue reading

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Brandon Hill Community Orchard

The Friends of Brandon Hill will be meeting this weekend to plant a community orchard at Brandon Hill Nature Park. Friday will be reserved for local schools to help out and learn about tree-planting, but all are welcome on Saturday … Continue reading

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12th Jan 2012 – Murmurs of Spring

The pair of peregrines that have been making use of the Wills Memorial Tower this winter have been very active, and it seems that pretty much every time I have ventured out to Brandon Hill just recently, I have been … Continue reading

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