MARCH 2021 BIRD BLOG: LOCKED DOWN WITH THE LOOE EARLY BIRDS

Cormorants with altricial young, March 2019
January 28th. Ping! An email message has dropped into my inbox from Claire Lewis, resident warden on Looe Island. She has seen the first Cormorant’s egg of the year! The seabird nesting season has begun! Cormorants are truly early birds and on Looe Island many start nesting in January
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July Bird Blog: Seeking Sea-pies on Looe Island

Oystercatcher nesting on main Looe Island beach, 2008.
My grandson sometimes asks me what my favourite bird is. He says his is Goldfinch. For the last decade my favourite bird has been Oystercatcher. The old English name for this bird (and one used in Cornwall) is the ‘Sea-pie’ – a reminder of its black and white livery. Perhaps Sea-pie m
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