Category Archives: Mammals

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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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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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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13th August – sopranos and peregrines

This video of a young urban peregrine was shot in Bristol city centre, across the river from Castle Park. If you look closely, right at the beginning he coughs up a pellet and then tries again at about 1 minute … Continue reading

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