Category Archives: Trees

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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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Brandon Hill Community Orchard

The Friends of Brandon Hill will be meeting this weekend to plant a community orchard at Brandon Hill Nature Park. Friday will be reserved for local schools to help out and learn about tree-planting, but all are welcome on Saturday … 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 15th – spring still springing

Lots going on since Tuesday. Willow warblers are here – heard a few on Wednesday and spotted one today. Think I heard a nuthatch today, but won’t put it on the list until I have confirmed it. Most exciting was … Continue reading

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April 12th – newts

After yesterday morning’s swallow, was pleased to see a couple more in the evening and a few today, all moving north/north-west. The wind has been quite blustery from that direction, so didn’t expect to see too much flying over, but … Continue reading

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April 11th – a welcome return

Have been away working in London for the last 2 and a bit weeks. Just before I left, leaves were unfurling, early butterflies were on the wing and the first few spring migrants were arriving. Chiffchaffs were claiming territories, the … Continue reading

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March 23rd – spring in full swing

Since the weekend, there has been a real change. The sunshine and warm weather has encouraged leaves to start unfurling en masse, which has brought the insects out, and which in turn has made the birds a lot more active. … Continue reading

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