2004

  Wildlife on the Cut

The canals are playing a very important role nowadays in helping wildlife find a home. With so much of the countryside being turned over to high-power farming, or being taken for building development, wildlife is finding it increasingly difficult to compete. British Waterways, The Waterways Trust, and the well-known nature conservation charities are working together to make the canals more wildlife-friendly thus creating a natural corridor for wildlife.

Wildlife Log

A list of all the varieties we saw during our holiday is shown below.

Birds Insects etc Animals etc
Mallard duck
Aylesbury duck
Barnicle goose
White-fronted goose
Blackbird
Mute swan
Pidgeon
Robin
Yellow wagtail
Pied wagtail
Magpie
Mistle thrush
Hedge sparrow
Starling
Skylark
Wren
Moorhen
Coot
Great tit
Blue tit
Long-tailed tit
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer
Fieldfare
Swallow
Buzzard
Kestrel
Partridge
Silver pheasant
Golden pheasant
Great crested grebe
Green cormorant
Kingfisher
Crow
Shelduck
Black-headed gull
Green woodpecker
Grey heron
Red admiral butterfly
Ladybird
Bumblebee
Rabbit
Grey squirrel

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