2008

  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 marked with * had young sighted with them.

Birds Insects etc Animals etc
Jackdaw
Rook
Jay
Kingfisher
Common tern
Reed bunting
Yellowhammer
Bluetit
Great crested grebe
Goldfinch
Longtailed tit
Pheasant
Peregrine falcon
Grey Wagtail
Chaffinch
Canada Geese *
Aylesbury ducks
Corn bunting
Buzzard
Wren
Oyster catcher
Pied wagtail
Coot
Moorhen *
Collared dove
Wood pigeon
Great tit
Song thrush
Sand martin
Blackbird
Robin
Grey heron
Mute swan *
Magpie
Swallow
Carrion crow
Magpie
Peacock butterfly
Banded demoiselle damselfly
Speckled wood butterfly
Large red damselfly
Emperor dragonfly
Red admiral (butterfly)
Cabbage white (butterfly)
Snail
Grey squirrel
Bank vole
Rabbits

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