A Variety of Bird Life Spotted on College and Argal Autumn Bird Walk



The bird life at College and Argal Lakes, near Penryn is always a big attraction for visitors and the autumn in particular brings some very interesting visiting birds to the site.

On Saturday 15 October birdwatchers of all ages braved the rain, and at one point thunder and lightning, and ventured out to Argal and College Lakes to see what they could spot.

With the help of South West Lakes Trust Countryside Warden, Beth Heasman and Dan Chaney, local expert from the Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society, they saw a variety of water and woodland birds including Goldcrests and Great Crested Grebes.

The highlight of the walk was watching a Kingfisher taking about 10 minutes to swallow a particularly large fish, which everyone got a good look at through the telescope.

For more information about events at any of South West Lakes Trust’s sites or for details on how you can become involved in conservation please email info@swlakestrust.org.uk or call 01566 771930.