Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
28-Sep: Spoonbill Humphrey Head flew low over saltmarsh in evening
28-Sep: Curlew Sandpiper 2 on north enge of Rockcliffe Marsh briefly (98 Black-tailed Godwits, 1400 Pintail)
25-Sep: Brent Goose 13 pale-belloed birds at Walney Island (10 Greenshank, Merlin)
25-Sep: Mediterranean Gull adult at Rampside on saltmarsh-
24-Sep: Curlew Sandpiper at Bowness Railings
23-Sep: Little Stint 2 juvs Bowness Railings (juv Curlew Sandpiper)
23-Sep: Curlew Sandpiper 2 juveniles at Port Carlisle (4 Little Egrets, 2 Black-tailed Godwits)
23-Sep: Mediterranean Gull adult at Bowness-on-Solway just east of viaduct-
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.
'Whinchats at Geltsdale RSPB' and AGM
Fri 3 October 2014 7:30pm
‘Campfield Marsh’ - Dave Blackledge
Fri 7 November 2014 7:30pm
'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
October 2013: The Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society has put online the Lancashire and North Merseyside bird atlas surveys 2007-2011.