6th January 2021 – Clifton Down, Bristol

Reports of a pair of firecrests on The Downs in Bristol enticed us out on a gloomy cold day. We didn’t see them but we did enjoy our lockdown ration of one daily exercise.

The best of the birds we saw were a pair of redwing and a jay. It needed fairly bright birds to get any sort of photograph in the very poor light.


As we returned to our car there was a very surreal moment when we heard the very loud roar of a lion. With lockdown (and the lack of cars) we had forgotten that we had parked right next to Bristol Zoo.