2010

  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 see 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
house martin
nuthatch
chiff-chaff
lapwing
greenfinch
grey heron
collared dove
song thrush
coal tit
wren
grey wagtail
chaffinch
house sparrow
pied wagtail
Brambling
great tit
coot
goldfinch
kestrel
buzzard
mute swan
long-tailed tit
robin
rook
blackbird
reed bunting
wood pigeon
moorhen
magpie
blue tit
mallard duck
canada geese
pheasant
2-spot ladybird
cabbage white butterfly
brimstone butterfly
Ladybird
mink
common frog
grey squirrel
rabbit

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