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    We went to Cornwall for a break but I had a nasty virus doing the rounds nationwide over here - I still have it. As a result I lacked any will to get out photographing but managed a couple of days and one sunrise the day before we left for home. Here's a few of what I got- the colour on the village is as it was and lasted only a few minutes as the angle of the sun's rays increased. Unfortunately the skies were overcast most of the time.

    The bird. I've asked a couple of bird people and they can't identify it-it was on the cliff top where I took the green wave photo and stayed there long enough for me to get closer and closer before it flew off. I'm wondering if it was tired, a migrant bird perhaps that had flown across from the US east coast. Anyone over there recognise it ? I'll maybe have to put it on a wildlife/bird forum.

    This is Cadgewith near Lizard Point
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    From Cliff top-Predannack
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    Porthleven
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    Disused Lifeboat slipway-Coverack
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    Poldhu.
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    Unknown Bird-cliffs at Predannack
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    Re: Cornwall

    Sorry John, but I find it impossible to provide C & C on a set of 15 images all in one post. I wasn't sure what sort of feedback you were looking for.

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    Re: Cornwall

    The bird is probably one the legendary Cider Dippers that can often be found staggering around Cornish villages.

    The only other thing I can think of is a juvenile Wheatear. This spell of mild weather is delaying some migratory species by a few weeks.

    And you probably already know that the mushroom is a Parasol Mushroom. They are also appearing a little later this year.

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    Re: Cornwall

    Thanks both. Not to worry Donald- I realised that 15 were too many for any meaningful CC ,I still feel grotty and just thought I'd post them for viewing. I think the village one (daylight) is pretty flawed if there's anything sticking out like a sore thumb with any of them that would be useful, thanks... we go twice a year so I could right any wrongs at the same locations.

    Geoff..Well, a wheatear. I think you're right because there were a couple of adult wheatears behind me, I looked hard at them and this bird but the colouring was different-more of that rusty red but as you'll know colours change not only from juvenile to adult but year 1 and two and winter and summer-I think to ID a bird can be quite difficult,unless it's obvious and takes a lot of experience .. if you google juvenile wheatear 'images' (I've just done it)the 4th. one matches well-the url for these googled images is very long so I won't post it but I'll settle for a juvenile wheatear having looked at the cider dipper-there's only a couple of images of this bird the rest of the page is about cider drinking lol. Thanks

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