25th November, 2021

Birds of the Looe Valley Line

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The Looe Valley in Cornwall is home to some wonderful wild birds that you can spot by train.

In this video we highlight four favourites:

Little egret
The estuaries of Devon and Cornwall have the highest concentrations of this bird in the UK. With its white plumage and black legs this is one of the easiest birds to spot.

Large and stocky, the distinctive red legs of the Oystercatcher make it relatively easy to spot. It has a distinctive call.

Recognisable by its long curved bill, ideal for digging around in the mud to find shellfish and worms. The curlew has a very distinctive call.

These birds can be difficult to spot but you may just see a flash of blue as they dip in and out of the water catching fish.

Plan your trip on the Looe Valley Line

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