Visit to Lunt Meadows 13th October 2015

By | October 16, 2015


Lunt-Meadows-1-1024x576A beautiful sunny October morning for the Bird watching group’s first visit to this new wetland reserve near Sefton.  The reserve is still being developed and an additional hide screen was being installed at the time of our visit.

Eleven group members attended and a total of thirty seven bird species were recorded.

Highlights of the visit included:pb2

  • Thousands of Pink-footed geese
  • Large flocks of Goldfinches feeding on thistle seeds
  • Several Kestrels and Buzzards (up to 6 at a time)


Full list of species recorded:

Species Number Seen
Blackcap Heard only
Black-headed Gull Hundreds
Buzzard Several
Canada Goose A few
Carrion Crow Several
Coot Several
Cormorant Many
Gadwall A few
Goldfinch Many
Great Black-backed Gull One
Greenfinch Heard only
Grey Heron Many
Greylag Goose Several
Jackdaw Several
Kestrel Several
Lapwing Hundreds
Little Egret Several
Long-tailed Tit Heard only
Magpie Several
Mallard Many
Meadow Pipit Several
Moorhen Several
Mute Swan A few
Pheasant A few
Pied Wagtail One
Pink-footed Goose Thousands
Robin A few
Rook Several
Ruff A few
Shoveler Several
Starling Thousands
Stock Dove Many
Teal Several
Tufted Duck Several
Wigeon Several
Woodpigeon Many
Wren One

Kestrel at Lunt Meadows

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