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Contents of Newsletter number 27:
Make a Contribution
Announcements & Small Ads
From our Cornwall Representative
Competition for under—15s
Parish Council News
Linda Scott’s Photographs
East Cornwall Bach Choir
Update Children’s Play Area
The seasonally warm weather earlier is now producing young of many species. Many birds are starting to appear. I spotted this young sparrow chirping on the patio.
Please refrain from the tempation to help, nature must take it’s course – but eliminating hazards like bringing the cat in will help!
If you find a fledgling that seems to be struggling…, they can really chirp VERY loud and are agonizing to listen to, rest assured the mother is probably close by and teaching the skills neccesary for survival.
Amazing how they leave the nest without being able to fly!!
wisps of natal down on body, eyes closed
primary feathers (also called pin feathers) pierce skin, they look like blue tubes sticking out of the skin
nestling responds to alarm call of parent
primary feathers unsheath
bird is alert, stretches wings and legs
able to flutter and hop from branch to branch, fully feathered, but has short tail and wings, leaves the nest
they do not return to the nest, but are still fed by the adults in nearby trees or on the ground if the young have not yet mastered flying
Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project – Volunteers needed
for Thursday 5th April, 10.00am to 4pm
The project has purchased 250 Dormouse Boxes, which need to be put up on seven sites in the project area.
The dormouse is a rare, legally protected and very secretive nocturnal species which is known to live in both woodland and hedges. There are very few records of the dormouse in the project area and the plan is to try to establish if it is present by putting up and then monitoring boxes on a variety of sites. The boxes are similar to bird boxes and we need volunteers to help carry them and fix them in positions on slopes in woodland. Any volunteers will need to be fit enough to walk up hill on un-even ground and enjoy this type of physical exercise in the open air.
For more information please call Jane Uglow on 01579 362350 or email: email@example.com
South Hill W I –on 14th April in the Parish Hall MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES NIGHT
a family friendly competition
Starting at 6.45pm with a buffet supper
£4.00 adults / £2.00 under 14’s
Everyone welcome – come and have a fun evening
For more information please call Liz on 01579 383202
Raising funds for a seat around the tree in the park
Caradon Heritage Project in Association with the Liskerrett Centre