Category Archives: Nesting

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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September 21st – Autumn at Brandon Hill

Autumn has definitely hit Bristol in the last couple of weeks, with plenty of passage migrants passing over on their journey south, fungi popping up all over the place and squirrels furiously collecting and burying, acorns, nuts and conkers. These … 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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23rd July – nocturnal activities

Firstly, it’s great to be back on the main blog. I have been away for the last week in North Devon taking a well deserved break after an intense period of work, which has meant that I have only been … 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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