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Canal Boat Holiday guests worried about finding young birds or fledglings on the ground this spring should take advice from The Royal Society for Protection of Birds.

They say that is is common in to find young birds sitting on the ground or hopping about without any sign of their parents.

They say that this is perfectly normal and that the parents will probably be just away collecting food or are hidden from view and are keeping a watchful eye on their young.

Most familiar birds fledge once they are fully feathered but before they are able to fly they spend a day or two on the ground while their feathers finish developing.

If you find a fledgling whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday the best thing to do is to leave it where it is.

Removing the fledgling from the wild reduces its chances of long term survival and they should be left where they are for their parents to take care of.

If you find a bird on a busy path or road or in a potentially dangerous it makes sense to pick it up and move it a short distance to a safer place.

Birds have a poor sense of smell so handling a young bird does not cause its parents to abandon it but make sure you leave it within hearing distance of where it was found.

If you are a bird lover then a Canal Boating Holiday is perfect for you just take time and listen to the wonderful birdsong along the canal banks.

Listen for an owl hooting or for a nightingale singing at dusk or at first light listen for blackbirds, robins and wrens as the dawn chorus sounds the start of morning.

You may be in a privileged to hear the cry of the buzzards or kestrels as the swoop over farmland hunting for food.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for nature lovers.

As you gentle cruise along the canals on your Canal Boat Holiday you will get back to nature and have a chance to see the bird life close up.

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