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Swallow, The Lizard, CornwallSwallows are always an uplifting sight in the spring and throughout the summer.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt / Natural England


Eurasian Teal (photo: Dougy Wright)Watch out for overwintering Teal on pools and marshes around The Lizard. This one was spotted at Windmill Farm.
Photo: Dougy Wright

The UK hosts an important overwintering population of Turnstones. Watch out for them on rockier shores round the Lizard coastline.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Wheatears are summer visitors to Britain, and in July you can often spot juveniles born in the same year, as well as the striking adults. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Whitethroat © Natural England/Allan DrewittOne of our summer visitors, you can spot Whitethroats into early autumn as they pass by on their way to Africa for the winter.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Whooper SwanOverwintering and migrating Whooper Swans can be spotted on the Lizard's inland pools in autumn and winter.
Photo: Steve Townsend

WoodpigeonOne of our more common bird species, the Woodpigeon is a familiar bird of woods, parks and gardens.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

WrenThe Wren is the most common breeding bird in Britain. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

WryneckThe Wryneck, a relative of the woodpeckers, is one of the rarer visitors to the Lizard in the autumn migrant season.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway


Yellow Wagtail (Terry Thirlaway)Yellow Wagtails are summer visitors to eastern and northern parts of Britain. They can be spotted in the southwest on migration as they return to their winter home in Africa.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway