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Village Carol Singers

The Brampton Carol Singers raised £160 during their tour of the village on Christmas Eve. Thanks to all who participated and to those who donated to their collection this year.  The money which they raised  has been sent to the … Continue reading

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Brampton winter: morning hawk

Boxing Day morning seemed quiet. The whole village appeared to having a lie-in. On days like these the rest of the parish’s residents – at least the wildlife ones – carry on with business as usual. As I walked past … Continue reading

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Brampton winter: Fieldfares & Redwings

The hedgerow berries, such as Hawthorn,  have been bountiful this year. But The winter thrushes, the Redwings and Fieldfares, wait until the sharpest frosts of December have passed before they feed upon them. This morning, the 16th December, was the … Continue reading

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Brampton: Autumn and the Michaelmas arrivals

Over the last few days the evening has arrived with golden sunset. It feels like a time of change – the last Swallows skimmed the last stubble of the harvest a few days ago, before heading south. The autumn migrants … Continue reading

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Brampton time travelers leap back in time

Jilly and Piet prepare to travel back to the 1940’s (To the Sheringham 1940’s Weekend), although from Brampton in 2018 – perhaps not such  large leap after all…!

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Event: Talk – Coypu, Mink and the Norfolk Mink Project

Simon Baker, from the Norfolk Mink Project, will be giving a talk at the Burgh Reading Room on Tuesday 9th October at 7.00pm. All are welcome and entry is free. (See http://burghlife.co.uk) Mink have been active on the Bure for some … Continue reading

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Last sight of the summer falcon

The season’s change are almost imperceptable, but there are some sightings that punctuate that change. Continue reading

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Evening falls in the village

At the end of a hot July day,  we sit outside with glasses in hand. To sit and watch the night fall is a simple pleasure, but one of which we never tire.  A Barn Owl which skims the roof … Continue reading

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Brampton: summer visitors

Swifts, those short-term summer visitors, from their screaming party over the Brampton rooftops. Eight..ten birds, they move so fast and change acrobatic so quickly that it is hard to keep track. I make a mental note to create some nest … Continue reading

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Brampton Summer: the arrival of the Hobby Falcon

The combination of speed, grace and agility make any glimpse of this small falcon an exhilarating one. Hobbys are summer visitors to the parish. Every year, when I see one, I tend to get over-excited about it. For obvious reasons … Continue reading

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