There are many unspoilt areas around Longwick, ranging from one old meadow that lies untouched from year to year, save for the grazing of cows, to a quiet corner where badgers live. Foxes sometimes rear their young on the railway embankment, and hundreds of rabbits leave their traces there. Hares, stoats and weasles have been seen, also a variety of snakes and many frogs. This is a fairly wet low-lying area, so water fowl are common, such as moor-hens and coots. The rich bird life includes magpies, herons, jays thrushes, swallows all kinds of tits and finches, yellow hammers, pied wagtails, yellow wagtails, green woodpeckers, rock doves and ring pigeons, pheasants and partridge.
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