Visit to Lunt Meadows – 14th September 2021

By | October 7, 2021

Wood Sandpiper and Dunlin at Lunt Meadows

Eight members of the group attended our first visit following the Summer break.  It was a perfect late Summer morning for this visit and a total of 31 bird species were recorded.

Highlight of the visit was seeing a Wood Sandpiper, a first ever sighting by our group of this uncommon wader on it’s migration South for the Winter.  Two of us managed to get ‘record shots’ which enabled us to confirm the identification following the visit.

Some more pictures of birds seen at Lunt Meadows:

As well as the birds lots of butterflies and dragonflies were to be seen enjoying the sunshine – here are a few that stayed still long enough to be photographed:

Click ‘Continue reading’ for the full list of species seen:


Species Number Seen
Blackbird A few
Black-headed Gull Hundreds
Canada Goose Hundreds
Carrion Crow A few
Cetti’s Warbler Heard only
Coot Many
Cormorant 10+
Dunlin One
Gadwall A few
Great Crested Grebe 4
Grey Heron 3
Greylag Goose Hundreds
Herring Gull Several
Jackdaw A few
Lapwing Thousands
Magpie A few
Mallard Many
Moorhen Several
Mute Swan 2
Pheasant Heard only
Raven Heard only
Redshank A few
Robin A few
Shoveler Several
Snipe One
Teal Several
Tufted Duck Several
Unidentified Finch A few
Unidentified Raptor One
Wood Sandpiper One
Woodpigeon Several

Last Updated on October 7, 2021