Friday, 28 August 2015
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
17-Aug: Marsh Harrier seen from "Bee Eater site" - second in recent days
16-Aug: Osprey - chased by 2 Arctic Skuas - estuary off Campfield
16-Aug: Marsh Harrier around Anthorn masts
12-Aug: Marsh Harrier moving NW over Bee Eater site at Brampton
1-Aug: Ad Yellow-legged Gull Whitehaven today
31-Jul: Bee-Eaters breeding at Low Gelt Quarry , Brampton - RSPB have set up watchpoint/car parking etc
19-Jul: Quail - at least one bird calling west of Abbeytown
17-Jul: Mediteranean Gull - 2 adults Silloth 15/7/15
See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog.
Cumbria is an excellent county for bird watching:
the Lake District, superb coasts and estuaries, woods and fast-flowing rivers, up to Pennine moors.
Here are some ideas on where to watch birds in Cumbria.
• Don't forget to check the tide times and weather.
We are sad to announce that Ian Kinley passed away on 26th June 2015. Ian was a founder member and a true stalwart of Cumbria Bird Club. He has always taken on key roles and been a leading light of the club since its inception and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. His funeral was held on Thursday 9th July.
The Cumbria Bird Club runs events throughout the year, conducts important survey work and produces annual bird reports. We are working on a new county avifauna based on the BTO Bird Atlas survey. Please report any sightings you've made; we'd encourage you to help out with any on-going surveys in the county.
Farming for wildlife at RSPB Haweswater & AGM
Fri 2 October 2015 7:30pm
‘Farming for wildlife at RSPB Haweswater’ - Lee Schofield
The Birds of the Gambia
Fri 6 November 2015 7:30pm
Ethiopia - Disappearing Paradise
Wed 6 January 2016 7:15pm
‘Ethiopia - Disappearing Paradise’ - Angus Hogg