Thursday, 24 April 2014
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
24-Apr: Garganey drake at Campfield Marsh
19-Apr: Avocet on River Eden between Rockcliffe and Carr Beds then flew upstream
19-Apr: Blue-headed Wagtail just north of Siddick sewage works in flooded field NY004320
18-Apr: Garganey pair at Campfield Marsh
18-Apr: Black-throated Diver in summer plumage off Silecroft (25 Red-throated Divers)
18-Apr: Little Tern 4 at Hodbarrow (310 Sandwich Terns, Lesser Whitethroat)
18-Apr: Osprey north over Carlisle airport
17-Apr: Great Skua past Crosscanonby
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.
October 2013: The Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society has put online the Lancashire and North Merseyside bird atlas surveys 2007-2011.