Tag Archives: Summer

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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Brampton Summer: the return of the Summer Falcon

The familiar flight silhouette. An insistent call, loud and chattering, high up around the upper branches of a swaying Poplar, following by an effortless scything flight. The Summer-visiting Hobby Falcon was back. In this case, two of them – the … Continue reading

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Brampton Summer: the song of the Blackcap Warbler

Not quite a Nightingale. This song was full throated, but without the seemingly endless variety of its relation; this was the song of the Blackcap. This morning we had the chance to stop and watch for a few minutes. The … Continue reading

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The little things make all the difference

The churchyard has had a bit of a polish: newly painted gates thanks to Jenny and William; a topped up gravel path (courtesy of Tim, Richard, Fiona and Roz)and its first trim. The cutting of the churchyard, by Clive of … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: May slips into her Summer clothes

So far, the weather during Whitsun has been ideal. Warm days with the ocassional shower have helped the hedgerows, meadows and banks to burgeon. It has led to that ideal combination, the rich and varied greens topped with the whites … Continue reading

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The simple beauty of an Oxeye Daisy.

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Brampton Coffee Morning: Bring ‘n’ Buy

This morning’s plant bring and buy sale at the village hall raised £70.60 for village hall and church funds. Thanks to all who came and especially those who supplied plants and cake.

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Brampton Spring, or is it Summer: in the garden

The Anglo-Saxons, who felt the changing year more keenly than we do, referred to 9th May as the beginning of Summer. (For a more expert view I recommend the blog A Clerk of Oxford http://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/summer-sun-brightest-anglo-saxon-summer.html ). So often I find … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: good news from 7th May

May 7th, the parish Hawthorns are flowering and, as we walk to the Village Hall Polling station, a Cuckoo calls from David’s marsh. The Cuckoo is somewhat later than last year – obviously waiting on a favourable wind and warmer … Continue reading

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