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Thursday, 27 October 2011

BUFFLEHEAD in WEST CORNWALL







A juvenile female BUFFLEHEAD is present for its second day on The Lizard (West Cornwall), frequenting a very tiny pool surrounded by vegetation SE of the village, between the Lighthouse Road and Housel Bay (see John Swann's images above). Park in Lizard village and then walk south along the Lighthouse Road for 500 yards before taking the track to the left for 200 yards and left along the footpath to view the pool at SW 706 120. The bird is apparently fully-winged and fairly wary, and dives almost continuously, but viewing is at just 20 yards...

Also newly discovered was a RED-EYED VIREO on Scilly in Pittisporum bushes along Salakee Lane at the Porthellick House end.