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Camel trail from Wadebridge to Bodmin

This month the group met at Guinea port road and walked the Camel Trail towards Bodmin, ending at Gaff Woods. It was a crisp, bright day though cold with an early frost. 40 species of bird were seen both on and around the water and in the hedgerows and trees. There was the familiar such as Mallards, both Herring and Black-backed Gulls, Buzzard, Heron, Teal, Red Shanks, Little Egret, Mute Swans as well as a range of small birds such as Sparrows, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit, Blue tits, Robins and Goldfinch. The less familiar and great to see were the Green Sandpiper as well as the common one, both Gold Crest and FireCrest, a Snipe, Lapwing, Grey and Pied Wagtail, a leucistic Blackbird and Red legged Partridge.   

This walk was done last year and again proved a productive one, easy walking and accessible.                               

                                         

                    Dunnock                            Moorhen                             Grey Wagtail

 

                    

                    Snipe                                Fire Crest                      Green Sandpiper 

                     

                 Redshank                          Meadow Pipit                 Common Sandpiper   

 (Photographs by Jasmina Goodair)