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Swallow (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)Swallows are always an uplifting sight in the spring and throughout the summer.
Photo: © Richard Birchett


Eurasian Teal (photo: Dougy Wright)In the colder months, watch out for overwintering Teal on pools and marshes around The Lizard. Windmill Farm is a good place to look.
Photo: Dougy Wright


Turnstone © Natural England/Allan DrewittThe UK hosts an important overwintering population of Turnstones. Watch out for them on rockier shores round the Lizard coastline.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Wheatear at Kynance Cove (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)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: © Richard Birchett


Whimbrels may be spotted at Lizard Point on migration in the spring and later summer into autumn.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


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 Swan

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

Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike, Cornwall, The Lizard, the-lizard.orgThe Woodchat Shrike is a lovely species from further south that is an occasional vagrant to our shores.
Photo: Dougy Wright


Woodpigeon © Natural England/Allan DrewittOne of our more common bird species, the Woodpigeon is a familiar bird of woods, parks and gardens.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Wren © Natural England/Allan DrewittThe Wren is the most common breeding bird in Britain. 
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt