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Bar-tailed GodwitLook out for this long-beaked wader round the Lizard coastline in winter, or on passage in spring and autumn.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Some Black Redstarts do overwinter in the relatively warmer south-west of the UK, but this is primarily a migratory species. 
Photo: Ray Surridge


Black-headed GullBlack-headed Gulls form large flocks in the autumn and winter months.
Photo: Amanda Scott

BlackbirdBlackbirds can be seen throughout the year on The Lizard.
Photo: © Julian Dowse/Natural England

Blue TitThe Blue Tit is one of our most familiar birds, and a frequent visitor to bird tables.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Common BuzzardThe Buzzard is the most common bird of prey in the UK.
Photo: Amanda Scott

ChiffchaffMainly a summer visitor to the UK, a small but increasing number of this small warbler with its familiar song is now overwintering here.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Choughs feeding

Choughs have been breeding at Southerly Point for many years now.


Coal titLook out for Coal Tits in conifer and mixed woodlands.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Common SandpiperThis Common Sandpiper was recently spotted on the Helford, probably on its way south on migration. Read on to find a video showing its characteristic, and very endearing, bobbing motion as it forages for food. 
Photo (and video): Ray Surridge