The rain held off and we had a good birdwatching session this morning. As we gathered, we were serenaded by a Mistle Thrush, but I would say the song was atypical for this species, sounding more Blackbird-like than usual. Another highlight was a Blackcap giving its 'tack' alarm call but I don't think any of us were able to see it among the dense vegetation near the bowls club. The full list is as follows:
Chaffinch - one or two feeding in the…Continue
Added by Des Bowring on January 16, 2011 at 16:25 — No Comments
You can read more about Green Flag here
Some members of the FoSAP committee have already been in consultation with BCC personnel. If you want to be actively involved, let us know.
Progress will be…Continue
I'm writing to you on behalf of a pilot research project at the University of Bristol called 'Cities, Universities and Everyday lives'. This is a project to find out more about how the University of Bristol (the older university in the centre, as symbolized by the Wills Tower, see: http://www.bristol.ac.uk) is seen by the citizens of the city it is…Continue
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Karen and Fay thank everyone who gave their support both at the Open Consultation Meeting on 4th October, commenting on the website, and by writing letters of support.
The Council listened to our concerns, and they have agreed to drop the idea of the semi-permanent kiosk and allow the café to continue to trade as it has always done.
We would also like to thank Alberto and Sue from the Parks department who came to the meeting and,…
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With the bowling club consultation fiasco still smoldering, once again we are faced with having to defend ourselves and our community against the 'blitz' of Bristol City Council's approach to 'improvement'. Perhaps what we really need in the park is an air-raid shelter!
For those who haven't yet heard, "BCC Parks dept are planning to offer 5 year contracts for semi-permanent kiosks, and there is an option for three of Bristol parks to…Continue
Added by Ches Chesney on September 21, 2010 at 20:01 — No Comments
Well, the birdwatchers outnumbered the birds this morning, but never mind - these walks are a good forum for exchanging information not only about birds but St Andrews Park itself, so thanks to all who attended. I'm sure next month's walk will be a little more lively! Here is a list of what we did manage to see and/or hear:
Magpie - four or five birds in and around the park
Carrion Crow - two or three seen feeding on the…Continue
The next bird walk will be on 19 September. I think I may have said the next one will be in August but to be honest the birds are rather quiet at this time of year. See you all next month!
Added by Des Bowring on August 8, 2010 at 16:18 — No Comments
The Depot fence has been painted olive green & matches with the grass.
Miles Harris has been as good as his word & the Community Payback Team did it today
Another FOSAP success story.
Now we must keep it pristine & ensure that any Graffiti is painted out by the Park staff.
All the Best,
The Fence will be painted Olive Green by the Community Payback Team on Monday 19th July.
Miles Harris on 9223719 has organised the Project in conjunction with FOSAP.
All the Best,
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Despite the decidedly unpromising weather, several people were mad enough to join me in another walk round the park. The overcast, cool and drizzly conditions really seemed to suppress bird song and activity. The list is as follows:
Mistle Thrush - 2 or 3 birds seen
Blackbird - several, including a female gathering nesting material
Starling - 2 or 3
Goldcrest - 1 seen near the…Continue
Added by Des Bowring on May 16, 2010 at 14:10 — No Comments