A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Herring Gull (species profile)

Herring GullDid you know the Herring Gull is a red-listed species in the UK?
Photo: Amanda Scott

House Martin (species profile)

House MartinHouse Martins arrive back in the UK in the spring.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

House Sparrow (species profile)

House Sparrow © Natural England/Allan DrewittHouse Sparrows are in decline, but rural areas are less affected than cities. Look out for this gregarious bird in noisy flocks.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Jackdaw (species profile)

JackdawA flock of Jackdaws used to be called a 'clattering' - for obvious reasons! This one was spotted at Lizard Point recently.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Kestrel (species profile)

Kestrels, with their narrow wings and long tails, can be seen over the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend


Kittiwake (species profile)

Kittiwake © Natural England/Neil PikeKittiwakes live far out at sea during the winter, but can be spotted round the coast in the breeding season, from March to August.
Photo: © Natural England/Neil Pike

Lapwing (species profile)

Numbers of resident Lapwings are increased by birds migrating from northern Europe in the winter. Watch out for them in pastures and wetlands.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser YellowlegsThis distinctive bird is an occasional vagrant visitor to the UK in the autumn. One was spotted on the Lizard, at Croft Pascoe, in 2014.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Leucistic Wheatear (species profile)

Leucistic WheatearLeucism, which turns an animal's fur or feathers completely or partially white, is the result of defective pigmentation cells. It can look pretty fetching, though: this leucistic Wheatear was spotted by Dougy Wright at Windmill Farm. Find out more about leucism from the BTO here, and about Wheatears here.
Photo: Dougy Wright

Linnet (species profile)

LinnetLook out for the smart chestnut breasts of male Linnets in their summer plumage.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway