Sunday, 19 May 2013
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
18-May: SUBALPINE WARBLER male again SE of Barrow-in-Furness at Rampside at 17.00 but no further sign by 19.45. Park by Clarke's Hotel and walk along coastal path to bushes at Back House Point
16-May: SUBALPINE WARBLER male again SE of Barrow-in-Furness at Rampside at 08.15 but no further sign by 13.30. Park by Clarke's Hotel and walk along coastal path to bushes at Back House Point
15-May: Pomarine Skua off Nethertown on sea 17.45-18.55
15-May: Long-tailed Skua 3 past Bowness-on-Solway at 17.25
15-May: No further sign of SUBALPINE WARBLER SE of Barrow-in-Furness at Rampside by 15.00 (Wood Warbler there)
15-May: SUBALPINE WARBLER male SE of Barrow-in-Furness at Rampside. Park by Clarke's Hotel and walk along coastal path to bushes at point
14-May: Long-tailed Duck still at Wedholme Flow (plus Ruff)
14-May: Long-tailed Skua 2 past Bowness-on-Solway (31 Pomarine Skuas, i Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull) 08.15 to 18.00
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.