Lackford Lakes is a wonderfully diverse reserve with meadows, woodland, reed beds and streams.

Lackford attracts tufted duck, teal, pochard, gadwall, shoveler and goosander. There is a large winter gull roost which can hold as many as 28000 birds. Passing birds of prey include the majestic osprey, whilst buzzard and sparrowhawk can be seen regularly.

In the summer months, hobby can be seen in hot pursuit of sand martin, swallows and an array of dragonflies.

This is one of the best places in Suffolk for kingfisher, and cormorant are often seen fishing at the sailing lake or roosting in the tall trees by the river. Almost any migrant bird can turn up – black tern are regulars but species like Little Egret and the more uncommon waders are also seen.

Lackford Lakes
Bury St Edmunds