A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula


Lapwing © Julian Dowse/Natural EnglandNumbers of resident Lapwings are increased by birds migrating from northern Europe in the winter. Watch out for them in pastures and wetlands.
Photo: © Julian Dowse/Natural England

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/This distinctive bird is an occasional vagrant visitor to the UK in the autumn.
Photo: Wwcsig


Linnet © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandLook out for the smart chestnut breasts of male Linnets in their summer plumage.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England

Little Egret

Little Egret © Natural England/Allan DrewittThe bright yellow feet of the Little Egret make it look as though they’ve been dipped in paint. 
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Long-tailed Tit

The Long-tailed Tit lives up to its name, with a tail that is longer than its body. 
Photo: Ray Surridge

Meadow Pipit

Meadow Pipit © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandIn autumn, Meadow Pipits migrate southward and to lowland areas. Watch out for them on The Lizard.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England

Mediterranean Gull

Mediterranean Gull © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandSome Mediterranean Gulls overwinter round the Lizard coast, before returning to their summer breeding grounds.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England


Merlin https://richardbirchettphotography.co.ukThe Merlin is our smallest bird of prey, but it makes up for its size with lots of grit and steely determination.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

Mistle Thrush

Mistle Thrush https://richardbirchettphotography.co.ukThis Mistle Thrush found itself some tasty autumn rowan berries near Gweek.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

Mute Swan

Mute Swan © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandWatch for graceful Mute Swans on The Lizard. The creeks of the Helford River are a good place to look.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England