Category Archives: Passerines

Passerines

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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Bristol’s Pied Wagtails and Orchard Planting at Brandon Hill

After not seeing a single wagtail at Brandon Hill all Summer, I was glad to see the greys and pieds start to return in the Autumn and white wags bouncing past overhead from Cabot Tower, during the Autumn migration watches. … Continue reading

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12th Jan 2012 – Murmurs of Spring

The pair of peregrines that have been making use of the Wills Memorial Tower this winter have been very active, and it seems that pretty much every time I have ventured out to Brandon Hill just recently, I have been … 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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