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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

February 2015 sightings

Whooper Swans, Inner Solway, Andrew Cockcroft
Whooper Swans, Inner Solway, Andrew Cockcroft
Water Pipit, Roa Island, Lou Cross
Water Pipit, Roa Island, Lou Cross

January 2015 sightings

Merlin, Duddon Estuary, Andrew Cockcroft
Merlin, Duddon Estuary, Andrew Cockcroft
Water Rail, Foulshaw Moss, Andrew Cockcroft
Water Rail, Foulshaw Moss, Andrew Cockcroft

December 2014 sightings

Great Northern Diver, Roa Island, Lou Cross
Great Northern Diver, Roa Island, Lou Cross
Whooper Swans, Walby, Roger Ridley
Whooper Swans, Walby, Roger Ridley

Latest sightings:

27-Mar: Great Grey Shrike 2 again 1.75 miles ENE of Burton-in-Kendal & 1 mile SW of Hutton Roof at Dalton Crags by trig point SD552776
26-Mar: Great Grey Shrike again c3.5mls NNW of Bassenthwaite & 1.75mls SE of Bothel 200yds east of A591 200yds east of Whitrigg road junction NY202368
26-Mar: Slavonian Grebe 2 still at Hodbarrow on the main lagoon (2 fem Scaup)
25-Mar: Great Grey Shrike again c3.5mls NNW of Bassenthwaite & 1.75mls SE of Bothel 200yds east of A591 200yds east of Whitrigg road junction NY202368
25-Mar: Great Grey Shrike 2 again 1.75 miles ENE of Burton-in-Kendal & 1 mile SW of Hutton Roof at Dalton Crags 100yds by trig point SD552776
25-Mar: Slavonian Grebe 2 still at Hodbarrow on the main lagoon (2 fem Scaup)
24-Mar: Great Grey Shrike again c3.5mls NNW of Bassenthwaite & 1.75mls SE of Bothel 200yds east of A591 200yds east of Whitrigg road junction at 09.00 NY202368
24-Mar: Great Grey Shrike 2 again 1.75 miles ENE of Burton-in-Kendal & 1 mile SW of Hutton Roof at Dalton Crags NW of trig point SD552776

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:

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