Livermere Lake

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Livermere Lake

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Livermere Lake 52.309338, 0.761494 Livermere Lake

 

Livermere Lake is made up of two sections of water, Broad Water and Ampton Water. The site is privately owned (with wildfowl shooting during some winter months except Sunday) but there is a public footpath that goes through the area. Scrub, some woodland, bramble and farmland surround it with reed and and willow along some of the edge. Broad Water is best for spring and autumn migration when waders pass through and is a regular site Black Tern on passage along with Common and Arctic Terns and Little Gull. Numerous ducks and geese are found at the site, with some of the biggest congregations of Greylag Goose found in the county and is also a regular location for Egyptian Goose. Yellow-legged Gull is increasingly being encountered at Livermere Lake and Kingfisher, Water Rail and Little and Barn Owls are seen regularly. Rare and scarce species include Long-billed Dowitcher, Black-winged Pratincole, Caspian Tern, Grey Phalarope, Red-necked and Black-necked Grebe.

Bird species: (All year) Barn Owl, Little Owl, Gadwall, Canada/Greylag/Egyptian Goose. (Passage/Summer) Arctic/Black/Common Tern, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler.

Directions: Access is from Great Livermere village, parking by the church and follow the public footpath.