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20th March 2019 – Avon Gorge

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I had an hour to kill between appointments in Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol  and so went on to Durdham Down (an area of public open space in Bristol) for a spot of nature watching.

I had intended to look for peregrines but only managed a short walk (more like a scramble really) through a gully in Avon Gorge.

I saw lots of robins but, to my frustration, didn’t get a single shot, However I did manage a few shots of a song thrush (hiding between two trees) and a nuthatch which was at some distance.

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Not great photos, I know, but good for the record.

I also saw the wild goats which have been introduced into the gully to restore wildflower-rich  grassland and help rare plants by controlling scrub, bramble and ivy.

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A few of the wildflowers were already in flower.

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