Thursday, 17 April 2014
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
13-Apr: 6 Great Skuas and 2 Arctic Skuas east past Bowness-on-Solway
13-Apr: European White-fronted Goose adult with Pink-feet between Anthorn and Longcroft
11-Apr: Garganey 3 (2 drakes) at Campfield Marsh RSPB from hide at North Plain Farm
10-Apr: Long-tailed Duck fem still at South Walney
9-Apr: Great Skua and Arctic Skua east past Bowness-on-Solway (40 Red-throated Divers, 16 Gannets, 150 Kittiwakes)
6-Apr: Great Skua and Arctic Skua east past Bowness-on-Solway
6-Apr: Arctic Skua off Walney Island (Manx Shearwater, 3 Shags, fem Long-tailed Duck still)
6-Apr: Osprey over Gilpin Bridge
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.