Sunday, 9 March 2014
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
9-Mar: Slavonian Grebe still at Hodbarrow on main lagoon
8-Mar: Black Redstart at Holme in a private garden
8-Mar: Chiffchaffs singing at Rockcliffe village and Sizergh Castle
8-Mar: Black Brant adult again with dark-bellied Brents SE of Barrow-in-Furness at Roa Island
8-Mar: Slavonian Grebe still at Hodbarrow on main lagoon (8 Scaup)
8-Mar: Hawfinch 3 at Sizergh Castle in car park
7-Mar: Bittern again at Siddick Pond
7-Mar: Snow Bunting 4 just below summit of Fairfield
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.