Category Archives: Brampton Blog

Brampton Spring: annual Litter Pick

The annual Brampton Litter Pick has become such an established event within the village calendar that we have started to treat it as the ‘first sign of spring’. Although, as I write this   on the next day, Sunday, in … Continue reading

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Brampton winter – gathering flocks

The frosts of mid to late January have changed the habits of the parish wildlife.  The most marked change being the flocking of the birds. The Woodpigeons gather into gangs, but most noticeable of all are the large flocks of … 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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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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