Spring Watch – Cornish Wildlife at Butterwell Farm

It’s been a busy June at Butterwell farm getting on top of the Estate during a particularly strong growing season.

We have given our plantation of a thousand deciduous trees, which we manage under a Forestry Commission scheme, a good overhaul.



In addition, we have cut a new path along the length of the river bank in the wood on our stretch of the River Camel, for anglers and other guests to enjoy.

During the work we had some fantastic pictures of Cornish wildlife.  A young fawn as well as encountering grass snakes and a rather friendly pheasant. Checkout our wildlife page for more on wildlife at Butterwell Farm.

On the Cornish birdlife scene we have noticed the dippers have fledged early this year along with several families of wild ducks.  The kingfishers are nesting again at the top pool but so far we have not seen any youngsters. Checkout our Birdwatching page for more on bird life at Butterwell Farm.



We have also seen some good sized sea trout running the river, a particularly wonderful large seatrout of 8lb was caught and safetly returned to continue its journey to the spawning grounds higher up the River Camel towards Bodmin Moor.  We found a group of spawning lampreys which we managed to get some fantastic footage of on the GoPro – we have posted the video on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jth91TT6tLw. We have had only brief sightings of the otters but as our run of sea trout builds we can expect to see more of them! For more on fishing at Butterwell visit our fishing pages.


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