Over the last couple of years I and many others have been noting the birds in St Andrews Park and I've finally got round to doing a spreadsheet as attached. Of course, there will be frequent additions to the list and changes in status of various species, so the list is by no means set in stone. Meanwhile, please feel free to report any sightings either to me privately, or via the website.…
Added by Des Bowring on April 16, 2010 at 13:30 —
I received this email and thought I'd pass it on:
I'm writing in the hope that you can help us save 3 trees in Bishopston which face imminent destruction unless the community can pull together to find another way Continue
and save them.…
Added by Des Bowring on April 6, 2010 at 18:30 —
I remember seeing something, somewhere about circuits classes in the park and i wondered if these were still running and if so when as i'd like to go along. does anyone know the details?
Added by Katie Dumenil on March 29, 2010 at 15:36 —
If birdwatching is all about the thrill of the unexpected, then this morning's walk certainly delivered. A fantastic view of a Peregrine cruising over Effingham Road then circling over the park will live long in the memory! Full list of birds seen as follows:PeregrineBlackbird
- several including one collecting nesting materialLong-Tailed Tit… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on March 21, 2010 at 14:00 —
Obscene Graffiti has now been removed from Benches & Miles Harris on 9223719 will ensure that the rest is removed soon. Please report any Graffiti that you see on this number.
Added by Doug Reid on March 3, 2010 at 10:51 —
sorry for the delay for this update on the Notice Boards project .
PROGRESS to DATE
1/ £10k in funding has been successfully obtained from BCC ( £5k from Neighbourhood Partnership funding and £5k matching funding from BCC)
2/ Jon Rogers has been… Continue
Added by martin weitz on February 26, 2010 at 13:17 —
Traffic noise pollution
Bristol City Council have launched an interactive map where people can add their favourite quiet place. This could be a park, woodland, cemetery or other open space. The noise consultation will feed into the noise action plan for the city and help us in developing a noise strategy for Bristol.
"Environmental" or "ambient" noise is unwanted or harmful outdoor sound created by human activities, including road, rail, aircraft and industrial… Continue
Added by Jo Corke on February 22, 2010 at 18:08 —
The first bird walk of 2010 was excellent with both signs of spring and reminders of winter to entertain us. Birds seen were as follows:
Goldfinch - at least half a dozen showing well as they fed in a birch tree
Chaffinch - including males singing and another having a bath!
Redwing at least 6, maybe more, feeding on the grass
Mistle Thrush - not seen, but song heard rather distantly
Starling -… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on February 21, 2010 at 14:30 —
A full Inspection of the Park was done today. Obscene Graffiti & Lower grade Graffiti were noted & reported to
Miles Harris Tel No 9223719. He is Chris Hammond's subordinate & is very helpful as is Ann on the
switchboard. Please ring that number as soon as you spot any Graffiti or just contact me & I will deal with it.
Added by Doug Reid on February 4, 2010 at 14:46 —
Graffiti on the Benches has now been reported using 9223719, The Parks Dept main switchboard.
Obscene Graffiti to be removed in 24 hrs & the rest on the 4 benches where adolescents congregate in the Afternoon
to be given a lower priority.
Added by Doug Reid on February 4, 2010 at 12:06 —
Telephone Numbers to ring in case of Graffiti in the Park are Customer Services 9222000
& also Parks 9223719
This will get the ball rolling & we can keep the Park Graffiti Free!!!
All the Best,
Added by Doug Reid on January 30, 2010 at 17:00 —
In view of the latest weather forecast I have cancelled January's bird walk because of the possibility of marauding polar bears adding to health and safety concerns.
The bird walks will resume in February when I'm sure we'll all be basking in above-average temperatures. See you then!
Added by Des Bowring on January 7, 2010 at 14:30 —
Thanks for that Jo. I couldnt see the time when I drove past in my car but when I had a close look of course the time was on it. A sign that my eyes are deteriorating. Shame I cant be there but I will tell my friends,
Added by Louise McMillan on December 18, 2009 at 9:01 —
I saw the poster for the carols in the park next Tuesday 22nd. There was no time advertised. Do we know what time it is on?
Added by Louise McMillan on December 16, 2009 at 9:42 —
As part of the
Cycling City and Connect2 Projects,
Bristol City Council in partnership with North Somerset Council are proposing to build a new shared pedestrian and cycle path connecting
Clanage Road to Ashton Road.
The path would avoid the busy A370 Brunel Way. The proposed path across the bottom of the estate grounds affords spectacular views of the Grade I Listed Mansion House and the Grade II* Listed Landscape. The proposed path would leave Ashton Road at the car… Continue
Added by Fo SAP on December 11, 2009 at 12:54 —
I wonder if anyone can help. I want to get in touch with the people who run the cafe in St Andrew's Park (for nice reasons - I'm after some advice) and they've disappeared for the winter. Can anyone help me do this? I can't find a seperate website or anything.
Added by Diana White on November 22, 2009 at 12:14 —
It was a lovely sunny morning following yesterday's stormy conditions and it was good to welcome some new people. Highlights included a vocal but elusive Goldcrest, a confiding Jay and some winter thrushes flying over the park. Birds seen or heard today are as follows:
3 or 4
small groups of mainly female birds, mostly around the park-keeper's compound
3 Flew around near the main Effingham Road entrance at the start of the… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on November 15, 2009 at 14:46 —
Another successful bird walk on a dry autumn morning - it was good to see some new faces among the party as well. After a quiet start with just a few singing Robins to entertain us, things improved at the pond where a Grey Wagtail did a flypast. Later, a party of Mistle Thrushes feeding in adjacent gardens and flying to and from the park gave excellent views.
Full list of birds seen and heard as follows:
(up to 4) These may have been locally bred birds… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on October 18, 2009 at 12:00 —
COLSTON'S TREES THREAT: POPLAR FRONT TO REUNITE 26 SEPTEMBER 2009 AT 10.30AM: BE THERE TO SHOW YOU CARE
Colston's Girls' School is the subject of a planning application submitted in May 2009. Supplementary documents have been posted in September which include felling the remaining black poplars, the very same trees which were saved by protesters in 1989. They omitted to mention this tree felling in their original exhibition leaflet too.
The application also includes… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on September 24, 2009 at 17:14 —
It was a great turn-out for the first bird walk after the summer break, but actually seeing any birds was a challenge due to the leaf cover, so we contented ourselves with getting to grips with songs and calls. The highlight was a superb Grey Wagtail which spent time on the usually biologically sterile bowling green! List of birds seen and heard as follows:
Robin (many - including lots singing and calling)
Great Tit (seemed everywhere!)
Coal Tit (heard… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on September 20, 2009 at 15:00 —