Knot (Calidris canuta) at Pendennis Point, Falmouth
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A single Knot was still present today on the rocks at Pendennis headland, Falmouth.

Signs of Spring: Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans)
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A welcome bit of colour found at Pendennis Point, Falmouth in Cornwall from a few flowering plants: Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans), Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana) and Red Campion (Silene dioica). Insight: Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans) flowers smell of vanilla or, … Read More

Bird: Knot (Calidris canuta)
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Common name: Knot Latin name: Calidris canuta Family: Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae) This photo: Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall Insight: A winter visitor to the UK with large numbers coming from their Arctic breeding grounds.

Bird: Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
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Common name: Tufted Duck Latin name: Aythya fuligula Family: Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae) This photo: Swanpool in Falmouth, Cornwall Insight: There are more Tufted Duck in the UK in winter due to large numbers of visitors from Iceland and … Read More

Bird: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
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Common name: Mediterranean Gull Latin name: Larus melanocephalus Family: Gulls (Laridae) This photo: Swanpool in Falmouth Cornwall Insight: A very rare bird in the UK on the 1950s but now seen in increasing numbers. Adults are similar to Black-headed Gull … Read More

White Ramping-fumitory (Fumaria capreolata)
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Common name: White Ramping-fumitory Latin name: Fumaria capreolata Family: Fumitories (Fumariaceae) Flowers: May to September This photo: coastal path by Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall Insight: The drooping fruit and laterally compressed upper petal identify this as White Ramping-fumitory rather than … Read More

Swanpool Birds
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Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus, Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus, Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall

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