Wildlife Watch – Session 3

Session 3 started at Saul Junction taking in canal and river, meadow and old orchard, lake and reedbed, mud and tidal sand. With this range of habitats we had high expectations of a walk around Framilode & Fretherne and with fine weather the visibility was excellent. We started well – while still in the canal-side […]

Wildlife Watch – Session 2

For Martin Wright’s second walk of 2019 we went to Alney Island Nature Reserve – 200 acres with meadows grazed by rare-breed Gloucester Cattle barely half a mile from the Cathedral. The sun shone brightly for us despite frost earlier and snow on the Malvern Hills in the distance. There are reed beds and pools […]

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 […]