Watching Wildlife 2018 Series

2018 Watching Wildlife series announced Martin Wright has been leading the Cotswold Canals Trust  Watching Wildlife sessions for the past five years. The events have been well supported and many interesting sights and sounds have been seen and heard. Martin is a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and his quiet […]

Wildlife Watch Report — Session Eight

The final session of the spring series The route involved making the round trip from St Cyrs Church to Chipmans Platt via the meadows, and back along the canal towpath. There were twelve of us to enjoy the experience, and encouragingly, four newcomers. We headed off through the churchyard to ‘The Ocean’. Here, the breeding […]

Wildlife Watch — Session Six Report

Martin Wright’s Winter Wildlife Watch Report Saul Junction — 29th March Just five of us very much enjoyed  the best of the day’s weather for our meeting at Saul. We found a record number of bird species, forty-two! It was especially pleasing to see and hear two spring migrants – Blackcap and many Chiffchaffs. Our route […]

Wildlife Watch — Session Five Report

Martin Wright’s Winter Wildlife Watch Report Wallbridge — 15th March A bumper group of thirteen people turned out on the warmest day of the year (so far) for another walk starting from Wallbridge Lock Visitor Centre. In order to avoid the towpath closure at Bowbridge we headed west towards Ebley Mill. We set off along the […]

Wildlife Watch — Third Report

Martin Wright’s Third Winter Wildlife Watch Report Stonehouse — 15th February Rather fewer members than usual for this meeting, but considering the weather forecast, a good turnout. With rain scheduled for mid-day, we decided take the canal tow path towards Ryeford and then look at more adventurous options. Low level hunting Before we set out […]