Category Archives: Amphibians

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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2nd August – autumn migration begins

Firstly, if you haven’t done so yet, click on the link above and check out my new wildlife map. Wow! BIRDS In the last week, a few things seem to have started their journey south for the winter. Swift numbers … Continue reading

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16th June – froglets, toadlets and ringlets

The rain has continued this last couple of weeks, which has been good for the plants, as their roots will have been getting a good soaking. The small amount we had throughout April and early May barely penetrated the hard … Continue reading

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May 16th – sparrows at last

It’s been a pretty eventful few days  since my last post, with a few new species to add to the list and a fresh host of fledglings to welcome to Brandon Hill. Will try and keep it brief, as lots to … Continue reading

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April 22nd – swifts arriving

An unseasonably hot week, with little rain.. seems more like mid-summer than mid-April. Myriad insects out, with the first peacocks and a brimstone moth amongst them. I have been on the look-out for emerging dragonflies and damselflies and migrant birds, … Continue reading

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April 15th – spring still springing

Lots going on since Tuesday. Willow warblers are here – heard a few on Wednesday and spotted one today. Think I heard a nuthatch today, but won’t put it on the list until I have confirmed it. Most exciting was … Continue reading

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