Loompit Lake

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Loompit Lake

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Loompit Lake 51.992914, 1.281967 Loompit Lake

 

Situated next to the River Orwell, by Levington Marina, Loompit Lake is an angling lake partly bounded by woodland. A public footpath skirts along the edge of the lake by the river, that carries on further down the Orwell to Trimley Marshes. The site is well known as an important breeding site for Cormorant and a roost site for Little Egret. Has occasionally has Black-necked Grebe turn up in Spring and recently rarities such Ring-necked Duck, Ferruginous Duck and Red-rumped Swallow have occurred.

Bird species:   (Summer) Cormorant, Sand Martin, Hobby. (Winter)  Great Crested Grebe, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Kingfisher, Pochard. (Passage) Osprey, Black Tern, Common Sandpiper. (All year) Coot, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Oystercatcher.

Directions: A side road off the A14 between Ipswich and Felixstowe goes to Levington, with a road heading down to Levington Marina. SOG members have permission to park at the far end nearest to the lake, otherwise park along the approach road and follow the public footpath through the woodland strip.