Saturday (22nd) saw AK Wildlife Cruise’s 6 hour trip from Falmouth cover 65 miles of sea with some great wildlife and birdwatching experiences! The photos below (all by Simon White) show some of the quality views you get from the boat! Our next joint trip will be on Sunday June 23rd at 10am, see our PELAGICS page for details and booking.
Our second trip of the year in conjunction with AK Wildlife Cruises takes place from 1100hrs on Saturday 23rd March 2013. We will travel up the Fal estuary into the Carrick Roads and explore some of the inaccessible (by road) areas of the Helford River in search of late Grebes and wildfowl and early migrants. Our main quarry will be Ospreys that are known to stop off in these areas en-route to their breeding grounds further north. Our last trip was extremely successful and you can read comments about it HERE. Go to the EVENTS/PELAGICS tab above for further details and to book.
Sunday 3rd March saw the first of our trips aboard ‘Free Spirit’ with AK Wildlife Cruises. Despite the cold weather, the trip was very much enjoyed by all and the heated cabin was most welcome!! Highlights included Black-necked Grebe (6), Red-breasted Merganser (27), Sandwich Tern, Med Gull (5), Common Scoter (5), poss. Red-necked Grebe (2), Common Gull, Ringed Plover (5), Greenshank and Peregrine. A total of 39 species was seen over the duration of the trip despite not being able to get ‘out to sea’ due to the weather!
Client Comments: “Thanks for organising these trips. Just back from excellent trip today up the Fal. Really great boat, enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew, excellent company. Can’t wait to join future trips especially a pelagic”
“Just wanted to say thanks for organising this trip.It was excellent and worth the early morning start from Devon !! I am looking forward to future trips. Would very much commend comfort of boat and Keith’s enthusiasm and willingness to do his utmost to ensure a good trip”.
“What a great trip u have arranged along the Carrick roads this morning. It was excelent. The Free spirit is an ideal boat, and Captain Keith is a legend. He made every effort to get close to birds, even in shallow water. It was really good.”
“We had a great trip this morning with an initial sighting of a group of 5 Black-necked Grebes moulting into breeding plumage, a great sighting of a Peregrine and plenty of Red-breasted Mergansers. It was great to catch up with Keith and talk about the summer pelagics!”
THE NEXT TRIP IS SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2013 – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!
The full list of species can be seen below: Continue reading
**TRIP NOW FULL**
This is the very first of our Cornwall Birding/AK Wildlife Cruise trips into the Fal Estuary and beyond in the hope of some close encounters with nationally important numbers of Black-necked Grebes as well as Divers, Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes and Red-breasted Merganser. The Bay has recently held a long-tailed Duck and Velvet Scoter aswell as three species of Diver, Grebes and a host of other seabirds.
Cost is just £35 for four hours (in the comfort of a heated cosy cabin if you get too cold!) Contact us at email@example.com for information and to book or phone 07794559881.
We only have three Pelagics going out of St Ives this year and one is already full. We have nine spaces left, five on 11th August and four on the 1st September. See Pelagics page for booking details.