Category Archives: Insects


September 5th – Clifton peregrines and Cabot Tower wildlife

This little video is of Clifton’s urban peregrine falcons (city centre peregrines can be seen in the video below or here). The first 2 clips are views from Cabot Tower, looking out to the Wills Memorial Tower at the top … Continue reading

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30th June – marbled whites and large skippers

Finally, the sun has come out and Brandon Hill has started to look lush and healthy again over the last couple of weeks. The late April showers have given the place a new breath of life and the lawns are … 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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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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May 12th – fledglings

Have been away for a bit and so busy that I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would have liked at Brandon Hill over the past 2 weeks. I have managed to pop in on a number … Continue reading

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April 28th – raptors return

The sunny spell has continued into this week, but it’s not quite as still which has cleared the haze of pollen and smog a little and seems to have brought the raptors out. Yesterday I noticed some curious fluffy material … 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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