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August 17, 2013

Green Woodpeckers, house martins and sparrows, its been a noisy summer!

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall,Uncategorized — roundhousebarns @ 12:18 pm

The Green Woodpeckers keep appearing on the grass by Cockle Cottage, staying a while and then heading off to do some tree knocking!. The House Martins are nesting next door at Commerrans Farm – my what noisy birds they are swooping and screeching all day in search of flies. The sparrows usually nest in our [...]

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May 3, 2013

Dolphins and Basking Sharks in Falmouth Bay

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall — roundhousebarns @ 9:19 am

Last week the first basking sharks were sighted in Falmouth Bay and yesterday the dolphins were following the St Mawes Ferry across to Falmouth. It’s worth a trip on the ferry just to see these beautiful friendly creatures. The whole of the Roseland¬† seems to be overrun with large numbers of whimbrels – a medium [...]

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April 27, 2013

Swallows at last …..

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall — roundhousebarns @ 10:13 am

Hooray at last we have seen the swallows return, four on our walk around Messack on Wednesday and two in the fields at Percuil yesterday evening.  Last year it was April 17th when we saw them so they are only about a week late. Now it really feels like spring with the late daffodils still [...]

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