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House MartinHouse Martins arrive back in the UK in the spring.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

House Sparrow © Natural England/Allan DrewittHouse Sparrows are in decline, but rural areas are less affected than cities. Look out for this gregarious bird in noisy flocks.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

JackdawA flock of Jackdaws used to be called a 'clattering' - for obvious reasons! This one was spotted at Lizard Point recently.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Kestrels, with their narrow wings and long tails, can be seen over the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend


Kittiwake © Natural England/Neil PikeKittiwakes live far out at sea during the winter, but can be spotted round the coast in the breeding season, from March to August.
Photo: © Natural England/Neil Pike

Numbers of resident Lapwings are increased by birds migrating from northern Europe in the winter. Watch out for them in pastures and wetlands.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Lesser YellowlegsThis distinctive bird is an occasional vagrant visitor to the UK in the autumn. One was spotted on the Lizard, at Croft Pascoe, in 2014.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Leucistic WheatearLeucism, which turns an animal's fur or feathers completely or partially white, is the result of defective pigmentation cells. It can look pretty fetching, though: this leucistic Wheatear was spotted by Dougy Wright at Windmill Farm. Find out more about leucism from the BTO here, and about Wheatears here.
Photo: Dougy Wright

LinnetLook out for the smart chestnut breasts of male Linnets in their summer plumage.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Little EgretThe bright yellow feet of the Little Egret make it look as though they’ve been dipped in paint. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway