For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including swimming, sliding, walking, running or just sitting!
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A shortened ramble this morning and with just three of us in attendance. The highlight was good views of a couple of Goldcrests. The full list as follows:
Starling - one searching for and carrying food suggests a nest nearby
Blackbird - several feeding on the grass and lots of song heard
Goldcrest - one hear singing near the park-keepers compound and two seen at the top of the park - they may have had a nest in a …Continue
Last week I had an invite from Chris Hammond to join him, plus Fay of the Tea Garden and our new AEO, Mark Owen, by the main gate on Effingham road to discuss remedial work on the new fencing. Chris told us that there had been a lack of communication that had lead to some of the problems that have arisen. To overcome these, he is recommending the following actions:1. The new gates will be replaced with chicanes which will serve the…Continue
Well as Simon said earlier, we were able to see a Mistle Thrush nest with young - a definite highlight of this morning's walk. The full list:
Mistle Thrush - song heard and nest found. I wonder if the singing bird (which seemed to be coming from the other side of the park) was additional to the pair seen near the nest?
Blackbird - several birds
Robin - 1 or 2
Dunnock - a couple of singing birds
Wren - at least 2 birds, 1 showing well near the bowling…Continue
If you would like to read a summary of the recent Mayor's talk to the Open Meeting of the Bishopston Society, you can find this at:
Some cracking birds this morning, and thanks to Simon for spotting the stars of the show - 4 Waxwings! Full list as follows:
Waxwing - 4 birds near the bowling green
Redwing - 2 feeding on the grass
Blackcap - a male in song
Mistle Thrush - 2 birds feeding on the grass
Blackbird - several birds feeding on the ground. Song and alarm calls…Continue
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The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.
This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.
The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.
Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found hereVideo footage of the memorial service can be found here:
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