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Thursday, 21 February 2013

I'm no Usain Bolt...but...

...couldn't resist this photograph from @sfastcornwall

Over 125,000 businesses and homes across Cornwall are now able to order fibre optic broadband, taking coverage over the 50% mark. Camelford, St Gennys and Pendeen are among the most recent areas to be enabled.

Nigel Ashcroft MBE, Superfast Cornwall Programme Director, said, “This is a momentous milestone for Superfast Cornwall. I’m proud and excited to say we’re on track in making Cornwall one of the best connected places in the world.”

The North Cornwall village of Blisland has also recently been enabled, with average speeds increasing dramatically since fibre broadband became available. The community celebrated with a public event at what is believed to be North Cornwall’s first “superfast internet cafĂ©.” North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson and local Cornwall Councillor Mick Martin were among those who joined the festivities.

At St Buryan we are in the first phase of fibre rollout so hopefully by this summer you will all enjoy the benefit of Superfast Broadband when using the free wi-fi at Lower Treave - BLISS!


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A short and colourful life....

19 February 2013

Dear Norman Bliss

Thank you for taking the time to report to us details of a bird ring you found. Information about this bird and its movements is given below. If you notice any errors in the information, please return it (or a copy) with your corrections, so we can update our records.
Ringing Scheme: London

Ring Number: LE40221

Species of bird: Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major

It was found on 24-Dec-2012 at Crows-an-Wra, Cornwall OS Map reference SW3827, co-ordinates 0deg 5min N 5deg 40min W.
It was found 64 days after it was ringed, 5 km from the ringing site, direction NNE.

The Ringing Team: This bird was ringed by K A Wilson as age 1st year , sex female on 21-Oct-2012 at Nanjizal, Land's End, Cornwall OS Map reference SW3523, co-ordinates 50deg 3min N 5deg 42min W.

Bird Ringing in Britain and Ireland is organised by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology). Each year over 900,000 birds are ringed in Britain & Ireland, by over 2,500 highly trained bird ringers, most of whom are volunteers. Ringing began over 100 years ago to study the movements of birds. While it continues to generate information about movements, it also allows us to study how many young birds leave the nest and survive to breed as adults, as well as how many adults live from year to year and how many birds disperse to different breeding sites. Collection of this information helps us to understand why bird populations increase or decline - vital information for conservation. After over a hundred years of bird ringing in Britain & Ireland there is still much more to learn!

Bird ringers are highly trained volunteers who follow a careful training process that can take several years to ensure that they have the necessary skills to catch and ring birds while ensuring that the birds welfare is always the most important consideration. The Ringing Scheme is managed by a professional team at the BTO under the direction of a Ringing Committee. The BTO is authorised to issue permits on behalf of the government conservation agencies.

Thanks again for reporting this bird and contributing to the work of the Ringing Scheme. If you would like to find out more about ringing and the BTO, you will find much more information at

With best wishes

The Ringing Team


Monday, 18 February 2013

...and if this doesn't cheer you up...Blue Grass...

...with Flats and Sharps

The boys from Penzance done good!


Hope, Springs, Eternal

After a beautiful weekend of digging, mowing and pruning, the park is back looking lovely are all the gardens of Cornwall.