Swan’s Death Is Sad!

One of the Swans that were to be found on the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Wednesfield, was located dead this morning near to the Devils Elbow Bridge. The Canal and River Trust were quick off the mark when told. They have been and collected the body.
Thank you CRT for such a fantastic response. With two other Swans killed on the Wyrley and Essington Canal in the Walsall area this Summer. Many of the local community feared the worst for our Swan.

CRT tell me the Swan was not showing signs of injury that perhaps points to a natural causes death. They have bagged the body and taken it away.

They tell me there was no sign of pollution and there was lots of other Wildlife and fish evident at the site.

I will try and keep you all informed if any other issues materialise.
Thank you to our community for passing on the initial information about the Swan’s death this morning. CRT didnt hang about, and I want to thank them and their operatives for such a swift response.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more