2013

  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. Canal & River Trust, 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
grey wagtail
wren
pheasant
grey heron
wood warbler
bull finch
goldfinch
starling
jackdaw
chiff chaff
garden warbler
kestrel
collared dove
pink-footed goose
greenfinch
long-tailed tit
swallow
stock dove
wood pigeon
black cap
coot
moorhen
great tit
buzzard
rook
skylark
robin
magpie
blackbird
bluetit
mute swan
canada goose
mallard duck *
chaffinch
peacock butterfly
cabbage white butterfly
brimstone butterfly
common toad
brown hare
muntjac deer
water vole
grey squirrel
rabbit

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