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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

October 2014 sightings

Linnet, Port Carlisle, Roger Ridley
Linnet, Port Carlisle, Roger Ridley

September 2014 sightings

August 2014 sightings

Iceland Gull, Mockerkin Tarn, Derek McAlone
Iceland Gull, Mockerkin Tarn, Derek McAlone
Greenshank, Port Carlisle, Darren Robson
Greenshank, Port Carlisle, Darren Robson
Spotted Redshank, Port Carlisle, Darren Robson
Spotted Redshank, Port Carlisle, Darren Robson

July 2014 sightings

Glossy Ibis, Milnthorpe, Darren Robson
Glossy Ibis, Milnthorpe, Darren Robson
Spotted Redshank, Port Carlisle, Darren Robson
Spotted Redshank, Port Carlisle, Darren Robson

Latest sightings:

22-Nov: Great Grey Shrike still 1.75 miles ENE of Burton-in-Kendal & 1 mile SW of Hutton Roof at Dalton Crags 150yds NW of trig point SD555276
21-Nov: Long-tailed Duck 2 at Walney Island (61 Little Egrets, 14 Shags)
21-Nov: Great Grey Shrike still 1.75 miles ENE of Burton-in-Kendal & 1 mile SW of Hutton Roof at Dalton Crags west of trig point SD555276
21-Nov: Water Pipit Roa Island south of car park bycauseway at high tide
20-Nov: Marsh Harrier juv Foulshaw Moss
20-Nov: Great Grey Shrike 1.75 miles ENE of Burton-in-Kendal & 1 mile SW of Hutton Roof at Dalton Crags near trig point SD555775
18-Nov: Slavonian Grebe 2 again off Nethertown
18-Nov: Short-eared Owl between Port Carlisle and Bowness-on-Solway mid-morning

More latest sightings

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.

Survey opportunities this spring: CBC Cumbria Rookeries survey and BTO National Heronries Census

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.

Do join the club and receive regular CBC Newsletters by email. Our who's who lists the council members and other useful contacts for Cumbria. Do contact us for more information.

Next events:

'Through the Lens' - Keith Kirk
Wed 7 January 2015 7:15pm

The joint meeting CNHS/CBC will be on Wednesday 7th January 2015 in the lecture hall at Tullie House at 7:15pm

Northumbrian County Atlas 2007 - 2011
Fri 6 February 2015 7:30pm

A fascinating preview of the results of Northumbrian Atlas fieldwork by Tim Dean.

'Our disappearing Swifts' with Tanya and Edmund Hoare
Mon 9 March 2015 7:30pm

Tanya and Edmund Hoare will talk and show video clips of many aspects of behaviour of common Swifts within nest spaces in the eaves of their cottage.

More events

October 2013: The Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society has put online the Lancashire and North Merseyside bird atlas surveys 2007-2011.

Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria annual County Natural History Report Where to watch birds in Cumbria The Breeding Birds of Cumbria: a tetrad atlas

St Bees Head - Cumbria's major cliff nesting seabird colony
St Bees Head Seabird monitoring plots