wildlife

Wildlife Watch – Session 1

Nick Brojer reports on the 16th January Waterside Wildlife Watch. A good number of Waterside Wildlife Watchers joined Martin Wright for the first session of 2019. We met at Wallbridge to cover easy and familiar ground, which was fortunate as most people spent time catching up with friends old and new. We also met with […]

Waterside Wildlife Watch — 2019

2019 Waterside Wildlife Watch sessions commence Wednesday 16th January CCT, and RSPB, member Martin Wright will lead nine Winter & Springtime Wednesday Waterside Wildlife Watch gatherings. Four sessions will feature the Cotswold Canals whilst the remaining five will highlight watery environs elsewhere in Gloucestershire.  Martin Wright — Member of Cotswold Canals Trust & Royal Society […]

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 […]