wildlife

Rescued swan safely back at Saul

Rescued swan returns On Saturday 4th August RSPCA Inspector Richard Carr and the crew of Cotswold Canals Trust trip boat Endeavour saved a swan from a bout of aggression between swans at Saul Junction. Two weeks later on Sunday 19th, after a spell in a wildlife hospital, a fitter, stronger and well-nourished swan was returned to […]

Wildlife Watch — Session 9

Martin Wright reports on the May 9th  CCT ‘Birdsong Special’ — Wildlife Watch Ten regular Wildlife Walkers met at the Gateway Centre at Cotswold Water Park for a ‘Birdsong Special’  meeting. Leaving some cars at the centre we travelled in two others to Pit 43 and the Thames Path. Birdlife was abundant The area we entered […]

Wildlife Watch — Session 8

Martin Wright reports on the 25th April Waterside Wildlife Watch We enjoyed a rare sunny day for our last meeting this spring. Eleven of us set out from St Cyrs Church at Stonehouse to ‘do the circuit’; over the meadows to Eastington and return via the canal towpath. Our route took us through the churchyard, […]

Wildlife Watch — Session 7

Martin Wright reports on the 11th April Waterside Wildlife Watch Conditions were cold and wet again, but eleven hardy individuals turned up to explore the woodland and canal near Coates. We headed north through Hailey Wood, and despite the wintery weather there was bird song to be heard. Marsh, Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tits were […]

Wildlife Watch — Session 6

Martin Wright reports on the 28th March session Starting at Fromebridge Mill The theme of ‘less than ideal weather’ for our Waterside Wildlife Watch Sessions continues; however, as thirteen people turned up for this meeting in pouring rain, we decided to carry on regardless. The decision turned out to be a good one. It was […]

Wildlife Watch Session Report No. 5

Martin Wright reports on a watery Wildlife Watch Session at Cotswold Water Park on 14 March This was our first Wildlife Watch based at the Cotswold Water Park, and despite being the furthest meeting point from Stroud, it attracted a record gathering of seventeen people. Meeting at the Gateway Centre, we maintained the canal theme, by […]