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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

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
Mediterranean Gull, Workington, Steve Dutton
Mediterranean Gull, Workington, Steve Dutton

Latest sightings:

24-Oct: Pectoral Sandpiper Walney Island at Rape How on grassy fringe of Walney Channel at 13.00
24-Oct: Grey Phalarope 1st-winter Walney Island at Scar End Point at 12.30 then flew out to Walney Channel
23-Oct: Cetti's Warbler still at South Walney N.R. in central marsh (male Bearded Tit still)
23-Oct: Leach's Petrel 2 past Walney Island (Arctic Skua, 86 Little Egrets)
23-Oct: Slavonian Grebe off Nethertown (2 Puffins north)
22-Oct: Rough-legged Buzzard ad fem flew SE at Selside at 10.15
22-Oct: Long-tailed Duck fem at Walney Island (88 Little Egrets)
21-Oct: Velvet Scoter drake west past Bowness-on-Solway at 11.15

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:

‘Campfield Marsh’ - Dave Blackledge
Fri 7 November 2014 7:30pm

An update on developments at Campfield Marsh.

'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.

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