Autumn on the water is one of the most stunning times of year. On the Helford the ancient oak trees are turning and the birdlife is in abundance.
Just this weekend we had sightings of:
Shag, Cormorant, Greater Black Back Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Wigeon, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Curlew, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Robin, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Little Grebe, Sand hopper, Beach hopper, Centipede – thanks for the list from the EcoSoc Society from Exeter University who enjoy a Helford River Cruise and Koru Kayak Adventure this weekend. “A massive thank you to Hetty at Helford River Cruises for taking us out – despite the drizzle we managed to see some exciting bird life!” They loved it the feel goof factor getting out on the water and enjoying the wildlife and ecology is infectious. So this October Half Term come and join us!
What is a Wigeon? I hear you say – well that was a new one for us too, described as a ‘dabbling duck’ or what one student suggested a water pigeon – although it looks much more like a duck! Come spot one or perhaps spot those elusive common Kingfishers! There’s plenty to see and you may even fancy a wild swim – the waters not too cold yet!
Book your Autumnal Koru Kayak Adventure: Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure
Find out more about Widgeons: Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Have you heard about the: Budock Vean Hotel Kayak Offer