NNR Events

Events to celebrate the expansion of the Lizard National Nature Reserve

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ShagThis young Shag was spotted at Lizard Point recently.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Short-eared OwlShort-eared Owls often hunt by day, so it's worth keeping an eye out for them, especially through the winter.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

SkylarkIn spring and summer, the skies above the heaths and fields of the Lizard are full of the beautiful song of the Skylark.
Photo: © Natural England/P. N. Watts

Common SnipeIt may be a relatively common wader, but the shy Snipe can be hard to spot. Watch out for it round well-vegetated pool edges on the Lizard, but you may need to be patient.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Snow BuntingA breath of Arctic air – Snow Buntings can be spotted on migration at Lizard Point.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Song ThrushIn the winter, watch out for piles of snail shells next to a rock. Chances are a Song Thrush has been using the rock as an anvil to break the shells to get at the tasty food inside.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Sparrow HawkThe Sparrow Hawk breeds in woodland, but can be spotted hunting across many habitats, including gardens.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

StarlingThe glossy plumage of a starling is beautiful to see on a crisp autumn day on the Lizard. You have to go further afield to find a murmuration though - Marazion is probably the nearest.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Stonechats, a year-round resident, can be seen openly perching on the top of bushes, and can often be found amongst the gorse of The Lizard.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Swallows are always an uplifting sight in the spring and through the summer, as they raise their families here.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway