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 paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!
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Very occasionally something unusual turns up in the park. In the past we've had Waxwings, a Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and the odd fly-over Peregrine or Buzzard. Nothing quite prepared us for this morning's star bird, however. Short-eared Owls breed on moorland in the north and west of the UK and at this time of year move to coastal sites in the south for the winter. We also get an influx of birds from mainland Europe in most autumns. To see one flying only at tree height over…Continue
If you look at it today you can see what we have done so far. We will be there…Continue
All three talks were about local volunteers taking on neighbourhood initiatives to develop green areas for the benefit and use of the community. A summary of these very interesting talks can be seen here:
Not a bad morning considering the leaves on the trees making bird spotting rather difficult. The full list as follows:
Great Spotted Woodpecker - one female showed well near the pond
Jay - two or three showing well
Coal Tit - one gave good views near the pond
Mistle Thrush - one near the toilets
Blue Tit - one or two
Great Tit - several calling and one singing
Robin - several songsters
Blackbird - two or three including a juvenile and…Continue
The UK has 59 species of resident butterflies (Avon Wildlife Trust, Spring 2014).
In the park we have recorded 6 species which are below. If you search the photos on the website for 'Butterfly' you can read more about them.…Continue
Currently staying in St Andrews and great to see the pond looking so much better than my last visit. Could not see any sign of the goldfish, so guess now there is more water they can conceal themselves over a larger area. I am really looking forward to seeing the changes in the the trees during the autumn months.
Beautiful weather this morning but few surprises as regards the birds although there was plenty of song. List as follows:
Mistle Thrush - a pair were watched feeding, but there was no evidence they were feeding young
Robin - 1 seen
Blackbird - a few
Starling - 2 seen from the cafe area
Feral Pigeon - just 1 seen
Woodpigeon - a…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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