Carbis Bay Holidays :: Bird Watching
If you are interested in bird watching, then the St. Ives area of Cornwall is the perfect base to make the most of the fantastic bird watching sites in the area. There are many nature reserves, hides and estuaries, which provide a wealth of choice, together with the unforgettable Cornish coastline. Guests' can be rewarded with rare bird sitings as migratory birds are often forced to take an unscheduled break in Cornwall when they are blown off course. Some area are RSPB reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
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As the most south westerly estuary in the UK, Hayle Estuary never freezes, so during spring and autumn, it is an ideal place to see thousands of migrant wading birds, gulls and terns. Owned by the RSPB, this is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is renowned as a great birding area. There is a hide overlooking Ryan's Field towads the south of the main estuary, which is best viewed at high tide.
This reserve overlooks the beautiful St Michael's Mount and boasts Cornwall's largest reedbed. This reserve is alive in Spring with the songs of warblers. In Autumn, two special birds visit on migration - the spotted crake and aquatic warbler. More than 250 bird, 500 plants, 500 insects and 18 mammal species have been recorded here and bitterns are now regular winter visitors (although patience is required to see them). (RSPB)
Choughs breeding in Penwith
Bird enthusiasts are celebrating in Cornwall after two pairs of choughs successfully raised eight fledglings - June 25th, 2009
The birds, which have black plumage, red legs and a curving red beak, feature on the Cornish coat of arms alongside the miner and the fisherman.
They returned to the county in 2001 after a 50-year absence.
The re-colonisation success is down to more than 100 volunteers in Cornwall who helped protect the nests from egg collectors and other disturbances.
The chicks, which have already flown the nest at Penwith, are expected to help boost the population next year through breeding.
For more information visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/8118078.stm
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