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Music in the park?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo Corke Jul 30, 2020. 1 Reply

The mysterious BMH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Bowring Dec 1, 2015. 3 Replies

Monthly Bird Walks

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A probable Slime-mould on dead wood in the park today

"Thanks Simon. Yes very similar to the British Wildlife cover!"
Dec 17, 2020
Simon Randolph commented on Des Bowring's photo

A probable Slime-mould on dead wood in the park today

"Sounds a very reasonable ID, Des. When I saw the first photo I thought maybe just snail/slug eggs. But the second photo shows clearly stalked structures looking like the sporocarp fruiting bodies of some slime-moulds. The photo of slime-moulds on…"
Dec 2, 2020
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Nov 30, 2020
Jo Corke replied to Des Bowring's discussion Music in the park?
"Events in any Bristol park are in the gift of Bristol City Council. If it’s a commercial event then a licence is required.  ad hoc events are treated on a more liberal basis, for example, there are Yoga classes, French Speakers groups…"
Jul 30, 2020
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Music in the park?

Is FOSAP happy to allow ad hoc music events? I see from Facebook that a band is playing in the park tomorrow at 6pm. See More
Jul 28, 2020
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Large Red Damselfly

This damselfly was basking in the meadow this morning.
May 1, 2020
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Bird walks in the park - see you in January!

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 12:10 0 Comments

The popular Sunday morning bird walks will be starting again in January 2017. Watch this space for more details!

Bird walk 17 April

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 16:25 2 Comments

A beautiful sunny morning and some suitably spring-like bird activity observed! The full list as follows:

Mistle Thrush - a nest was located (see Simon's photo) and at least one youngster was seen. Parent birds nearby. Excellent stuff!

Coal Tit - 1 in song

Blue Tit - a few heard and seen

Great Tit - several heard

Robin - 1 or 2

Blackbird - several…


Dawn Chorus at Narroways

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 16:42 0 Comments

Hi all

I'll be leading a dawn chorus walk on Narroways Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 9 April. Full details here


Bird walk 21 February

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 17:00 0 Comments

Despite the wild wind and drizzle a few hardy souls turned up for this walk. There was a surprising amount of bird song despite the conditions and at least it was mild. The list in full:

Redwing - a count of 15 birds by one participant was very impressive

Starling - a mini-murmuration of 40 birds

Blackbird - a few

Dunnock - 1 or 2 heard

Blue Tit - seen by one of us

Great Tit - 1 by the bowling green

Long-tailed Tit - seen on 2…


Bird walk 17 Jan 2016

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 13:49 2 Comments

Well I thought today would be a wash-out, with overcast conditions and drizzle putting everyone, including me, off the idea of birding in the park. How wrong could I be? It turned out to be a classic walk! The list is as follows:

Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 seen well near the children's play area. A rare visitor to the park.

Redwing - a flock of up to 20 seen in the trees and feeding on the ground - a good…


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At 0:59 on February 15, 2010, admin said…
many thanks Des.
At 21:45 on February 14, 2010, Des Bowring said…
It's a Fieldfare all the way from Scandinavia! Nice one!
At 21:23 on February 14, 2010, admin said…
Hi Des, Any idea what bird this is - there were two of them a few weeks back in our garden. I coldn't spot it in my bird book. Thanks Simon


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