Wildlife

The Trust land holds about 25 species of nesting bird. In addition it is used, for feeding and song-posts, by many other birds which nest locally.

During migration times, numerous other species can be seen as the pass along this section of coast or drop off on the Trust land to feed on insects or berries.

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There are a number of interesting plants on the land, both terrestrial and aquatic. Plant diversity has been adversely affected by the spread of Blackthorn in recent years, so should benefit from recent clearance of these thickets.

Insect life has been little studied, but several butterfly and dragonfly species have been identified.

Several species of fish live in the canal.

If anyone with specialist knowledge can help by supplying lists or other information about these groups, could they please contact the Chair of the Trustees, Zana Duthie.

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