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  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
reed warbler
goldfinch
cuckoo
muscovy duck
jay
goldeneye
cuckoo
pochard
wren
cormorant
coot *
chaffinch
tufted duck
great crested grebe
swallow
house martin
song thrush
grey wagtail
reed bunting
pied wagtail
starling
magpie
mute swan *
little egret
grey heron
mandarin duck
mallard duck *
moorhen *
rook
common tern
collared dove
wood pigeon
Canada geese *
buzzard
kestrel
great tit
robin
blackbird
red admiral butterfly
mayfly
cabbage white butterfly
orange tip butterfly
4-spot ladybird (black)
2-spot ladybird (black)
grey squirrel
rabbit

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