Visit to Lunt Meadows 8th November 2016

By | December 5, 2016

Eight members of the group attended the morning session for our second visit to this quite new reserve by the River Alt.  A cool clear morning with light cloud meant the conditions were quite good for bird watching.  Just three members of the group stayed for the afternoon session during which the cloud steadily increased bringing rain which started just as we were leaving.


Highlight of the visit were the large flocks of pink-footed geese, lapwing, crows and pheasants feeding in the fields on the other side of the river.

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Species Number Seen Note
Blackbird 1  
Black-headed Gull Hundreds  
Black-tailed Godwit c6  
Buzzard 2  
Canada Goose Several  
Carrion Crow Many  
Cetti’s Warbler Heard only  
Coot A few  
Cormorant c10  
Goldfinch c50  
Grey Heron c5  
Herring Gull A few  
Hybrid Duck A few  
Jack Snipe 1 (Eric)
Kestrel 5  
Lapwing c1000  
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3  
Long-tailed Tit 1  
Magpie Many  
Mallard Many  
Moorhen Many  
Mute Swan 2 (pm only)
Pheasant Many  
Pied Wagtail A few  
Pink-footed Goose c5000  
Reed Bunting 1  
Robin Several  
Shoveler c10  
Skylark 2  
Starling c50  
Stonechat A few  
Teal Many  
Wigeon A few  
Woodpigeon A few

Last Updated on December 5, 2016