Debdale Photo Gallery

Wildlife Album


A selection of the varied wildlife spotted on trips on Debdale

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Moorhen on the stern of Debdale - it had walked aboard up the mooring rope as I stood on the stern and watched it - Location: Autherly Junction - Canal: Shropshire Union Heron beside the canal - Location: Just north of bridge 6 - Canal: Shropshire Union Heron in Flight - Location: Trent & Mersey - Fradley Manadrin? Duck - River Soar - Location: River Soar Mandarin? Duck - Location: River Soar Albino Pheasant - Out of focus but qualifies as proof (I think) -Rob - Location: Caldon Canal - River Section Breakfast with Swans - Early morning callers tapping on kitchen opening.

'They appeared to enjoy my bacon butty!" -Rob - Location: River Soar Bacon Butty Eater - Close Up

It always amazes me how suspicious Swans look at you! - Rob - Location: River Soar Water Fowl Line UP - 'Need to work on their formation!' -Rob - Location: Trent & Mersey Mooo! - 'Not exactly wild, but pretty annoyed at us disturbing their drinking!' - Rob - Location: Trent & Mersey Kingfisher on a reed watching us as we cruise past! This is on the far side of Tixall Wide - Location: Tixall Wide - Canal: Staffs and Worcester Another shot of the same kingfisher - he was probably barely 10 feet from us as we passed! - Location: Tixall Wide - Canal: Staffs and Worcester Male whitethroat on territory. - Location: Mops Farm Bridge - Canal: Staffs and Worcester Kingfisher perched on a boat's tiller - Canal: Macclesfield Wild native bluebells, looking lovely. - Location: Grand Union canal, north of Kingswood Junction. - Canal: Grand Union -Main Line Cormorant drying his wings against a stormy sky. - Location: River Severn, between Hayford and Stourport. Male banded demoiselle perched on Debdale's side rail. - Location: Above Foxton locks - Canal: Grand Union - Leicester Arm