Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
22-Oct: Yellow Browed Warbler on cycle track between Beckermet & Sellafield near picnic table
21-Oct: Yellow Browed Warbler Carlisle Airport and another in Cockermouth
21-Oct: Long Tailed Duck ( drake) Sunbiggin Tarn still present 23/10/16
10-Oct: Jack Snipe - Eycott Hill - also 112 Common Snipe
10-Oct: Marsh Harrier - RSPB Campfield Reserve
10-Oct: Little Stint & Wood piper still in the flooded field at Heversham with 28 Black Tailed Godwit and 2 Ruff
9-Oct: 20 Mediterranean Gulls at Siddick Pond
7-Oct: Yellow Browed Warbler still in sycamores at Tarn Flat Farm St Bees Head
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.
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.
16 September 2016: Norman Holton, long time site manager at the RSPBs Campfield Marsh, Hodbarrow and St Bees reserves, died this week after a long battle with illness. His contribution to bird and habitat conservation on the Cumbrian Coast, and on the Solway Mosses and wetlands was immense. A legendary character within the RSPB, Norm was full of knowledge and humour. He will be sadly missed by the birding and conservation community in Cumbria. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
The RSPB and the Dee Estuary. Past, present and future
Mon 14 November 2016 7:30pm
Wed 11 January 2017 7:15pm
‘Incredible Journeys’ - Brian Morrell (WWT Caerlaverock)
Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar
Thu 6 April 2017 7:30pm