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Spring Wildlife

Submitted by David Verrall on Tue, 2018-05-01 22:20

Spring is a little late this year due to the cold weather. But nature soon catches up.

On 17th April at Brewhurst Bridge, I saw two Treecreepers working their way up and around a tree (see photo). There were a few wildflowers, including Cowslips,  Lesser Celandine and Primroses between Brewhurst Lock and the Canal Centre.

Further along the canal, there were an abundance of Wood Anemones on the towpath near Gennets Bridge Lock. I saw two Grey Wagtails on the Lock wall. They flew off as I approached them. But I managed to take a photo of one of them in a tree next to the lock (see photo).

On 22nd April, I enjoyed a nice walk along the canal from Lordings to Haybarn. There were a few butterflies around. I was pleased to see a Large Red damselfly (see photo).

On 1st May I walked through Sidney Wood. I heard a Cuckoo and saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker. There were some nice wildflowers along the towpath. I saw several Orange Tip butterflies on the canal bank. (see photo).

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