Category Archives: Corvids

Corvids

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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20th December – Winter

Autumn at Brandon Hill has really flown by. The short days and a busy work schedule have meant that over the last month, I have spent less time there than any period since I first moved to Bristol, nearly a … Continue reading

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October 20th – rats and reed buntings

The autumn migration definitely seems to have slowed down this week. Fieldfares and redwings are still passing over in small groups, but they now seem to be roaming, rather than moving with conviction in any set direction. There have been … Continue reading

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October 15th – RED ALERT!

Most of my mornings at Brandon Hill over the last couple of weeks have been spent watching for migrating birds from the top of Cabot Tower. Up until recently, it was quite a lonely affair, but since the launch of … Continue reading

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September 28th – Birds over Bristol

Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy setting up the Cabot Tower Bird Study Group – an urban visible migration study and raptor watch. I have been increasingly convinced of Brandon Hill’s potential for spotting birds migrating through … Continue reading

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9th June – early midsummer..

Have been pretty busy recently, so just a quick update and rundown of what has been going on in the brief moments I have managed to spend at the hill over the last couple of weeks.. Since the last post … 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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