Articles: Wildlife

Kingfisher on the Lake!

A kingfisher was not only spotted but photographed on the lake yesterday.

Our thanks to the |Angling Club chairman Scott Holland for this great photo. We have had reports of a kingfisher in the park before but never seen a picture….. until now!

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New Trees cut Down by Council.

In 2017 15 healthy and substantial Lime trees were delivered to the old council depot o Barnby Dun Road. They remained there until early 2017 and appeared to have been forgotten.

Early in 2018 FoSP volunteers asked the council what the trees were for and could Sandall park benefit from them if they were not needed. DMBC stated that the trees were destined for a project in Tickhill. The trees remained in the depot throughout 2018.

In February and march 2019 more requests were made to the Council about the trees. Then at the beginning of April 2019 to the horror of our volunteers, they discovered that all 15 of the Lime trees the trees had been sawn off at the base.

The Council claim that the trees would not have survived being planted – we don’t believe them!

 

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Gadwall Ducks Spotted……

A pair of Gadwall ducks have been spotted on the lake today. Any photo’s would be appreciated.

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Busy Volunteering Day

Yesterday saw a busy day for volunteers in the park with half a dozen completing a whole range of jobs including litter picking, storing bird food, handing out bird food, painting the boat, gardening and sorting the willow tunnel.

 

Our thanks to everyone who took part. This will be a regular Monday feature in the park – join us 10am in the main car park.

If you spot a blur of a high viz jacket – that’ll be us!

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Waxwings Visit Sandall Park – Almost!

There was a flurry of bird watching activity opposite the park near McDonalds roundabout this afternoon when a flock of Waxwings were spotted nearby.

Our thanks to Emily Grant for these great pictures.

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BBC Radio Sheffield Article

Our thanks to BBC Radio Sheffield for the coverage of our ‘on’t be a loafer’ campaign.

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