2005

  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. The list is in 'chronological' order, with each new day's sightings added at the top. Birds marked with * had young sighted with them.

Birds Insects etc Animals etc
Reed warbler
Goldfinch
Quail
Greater-spotted woodpecker
Black-headed gull
Common tern
Curlew
Buzzard
Lapwing
Kingfisher
Greenfinch
Coot
Reed bunting
Swallow
Corn bunting
Pheasant
Greylag goose
Wren
Song Thrush
Blue tit
Grey heron
Great tit
Yellowhammer
Tree pipit
Pied wagtail
Canada goose
Mute swan
Blackbird
Magpie
Kestrel
Robin
Rook
Chaffinch
Collared dove
Mallard duck (+chicks)
Aylesbury duck
Moorhen
Small white butterfly
Orange tip butterfly
Common blue buttefly
Brimstone butterfly
Bumblebee
Roe deer
Red fox
Grey squirrel
Rabbits

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