Staying with the raptor theme, Red-footed Falcons have been noted more-or-less daily from Nanjizal, The Lizard and the Hayle Kymbro area. Great White Egrets have been seen at Loe Pool and Stithians. This once rare species seems to be following its smaller relation and increasingly frequent. The species barely raises an eye brow compared to just five years ago.
Looking forward, the sea watching season is fast approaching. Keen birders will be watching the weather closely and anticipating strong south westerly or westerly gales. Porthgwarra, Pendeen and St Ives will be the hotspots. The first Wilson's Petrel of the year has already been sighted off Scilly. Download your wind apps such as Magic Seaweed for more weather details.
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