Song thrush

A song thrush singing from its perch right at the top of one of the reserve’s oak trees, photographed by Ian Bushell.

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) recorded by David Bisset (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


Somebody lost a pair of prescription sunglasses in the reserve today. If you found them, email me at and I will make sure they get back to their owner.


A Eurasian blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) photographed in the reserve last week by Cheryl Cronnie.

Audio by David Bissett from

A games controller has been found in the park today. If it’s yours, email us ( with a description and we will put you in touch with the finder.

There is a technical hitch which is making it unlikely that we will be able to post today. Sorry

A seasonal robin from DKG to cheer us all up on an overcast December morning. Thanks DKG.

There is problem with our tech and there won’t be a post from the park today: we apologise.

There is a hardware problem which we hope is being fixed. In the meantime, while we are learning to operate a WordPress site from a smartphone, here is a gallery of pictures taken in the reserve by the late, great DKG.


Email from Clive: This plant has been slowly developing, it’s about a metre high now. My app says Wild Carrot but we all know it’s is not reliable so over to you. If you need more pics let me know.

Read on for our answer

We are having WiFi problems this morning and today’s post may be delayed. We apologise.


That could have been the longest official heatwave, with temperatures over 35°C, that the UK has ever recorded. As it breaks and the thunder rolls around the hills, here, just for the fun of it, is a link to a website where you can watch the storms as they happen.


Message from Becky Lou: Someone’s little Piglet found at the park today, he hung on but no one returned so he’s being looked after… Get in touch if he’s yours.

We apologise to the Village Green Vandals. After a closer examination, we are beginning to think that the goat willow trees in Sleepers Field were actually stripped of their bark by squirrels.


The police have received reports of criminal behaviour in the park and PCSO Mat Till has asked us to post his contact details:

Matthew Till PCSO 6337
Community Policing Team 1 Trowbridge
T: 101 ext 36337   M: 07471029309

He also recommends that if you see criminal behaviour, you should call 101 in a non-emergency or 999 in an emergency.

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