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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Monthly Reports

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  • February 2015
    Sunday, 1 February 2015 to Saturday, 28 February 2015

    Highlights: A Great Grey Shrike was found at Torver Back Common (16th).

  • January 2015
    Thursday, 1 January 2015 to Saturday, 31 January 2015

    Highlights: The Great Grey Shrike reappeared briefly at Dalton Crags (5th).

    Esk/Irt/Mite complex: The Esk hosted a single Little Egret while three Greenshank remained on the Mite.

  • December 2014
    Monday, 1 December 2014 to Wednesday, 31 December 2014

    Highlights: The Great Grey Shrike remained in residence at Dalton Crags (to 6th).

    Esk/Irt/Mite complex: The Esk hosted two Little Egrets and a single Greenshank, while up to five Greenshank were on the Mite.

  • November 2014
    Saturday, 1 November 2014 to Sunday, 30 November 2014
    The county and Northwest England's first Red-eyed Vireo was a stunning discovery at Walney Bird Observatory (4th) completely overshadowing the arrival of another two Yellow-browed Warblers, singles at Snab Point, Walney and Westfield Point N.R. Rampside on the same day.
  • October 2014
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014 to Friday, 31 October 2014

    Highlights: The county’s third Cetti’s Warbler lingered at South Walney (7th-24th) while an exceptional influx of Yellow-browed Warblers (14th) produced no less than five on Walney Island, three at Haverigg and one at Kirksanton Haws; these were followed by two more on Walney Island (16th). A colour-ringed male Bearded Tit on Walnei Island (14th-24th) was the first in the county since 1999.

  • September 2014
    Monday, 1 September 2014 to Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Highlights: A Common Crane was found at Barton Fell near Brampton (7th) a juvenile Nightjar was trapped and ringed in an Allonby garden (10th).

    Esk/Irt/Mite complex: The Esk hosted three Little Egrets, a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, three Black-tailed Godwits and two Greenshank. The long-staying Hooded Crow was seen again on the Irt.

  • August 2014
    Friday, 1 August 2014 to Sunday, 31 August 2014
    Highlights: The first-summer Glossy Ibis remained in residence on the River Bela just south of Milnthorpe (to 3rd) while a Great White Egret seen briefly at Longtown (3rd) was followed by another that visited several sites around the Kent Estuary (22nd-26th). A Sooty Shearwater was reported off Parton (11th) and a highly unseasonable adult Iceland Gull appeared at Mockerkin Tarn (22nd).
  • July 2014
    Tuesday, 1 July 2014 to Thursday, 31 July 2014
    The first-summer Glossy Ibis remained in residence on the River Bela just south of Milnthorpe all month, relocating briefly to Ulpha Meadows (6th). A Great White Egret flew down the Kent Estuary past New Barns Bay (21st).
  • June 2014
    Sunday, 1 June 2014 to Monday, 30 June 2014
    Highlights: A first-summer Glossy Ibis lingered obligingly on the River Bela just south of Milnthorpe (from 17th), relocating briefly to Ulpha Meadows (30th).
  • May 2014
    Thursday, 1 May 2014 to Saturday, 31 May 2014

    Highlights: A White-winged Black Tern that flew east past Walney Island (25th) was the first in the county since 2001. A Great White Egret was found on the Duddon Estuary at Askam-on-Furness (28th).

    Bassenthwaite Lake: The Ospreys’ incubation of their three eggs continued smoothly with the first egg hatching (30th).

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