Week commencing Monday 11th January 2021

Records from the archives – On This Day

 For week commencing Monday 11th January 2021


11th January


A drake Green-winged Teal was found at Newbiggin viaduct it remained until 19th January 2004 and was the tenth Cumbrian record, a Red Kite stayed overnight at Wilton (NY01) in 1994 it was the 16th Cumbrian record and pre-dated the Grizedale releases, Iceland Gulls were represented with a first-winter at South Walney in 1997 and a third-winter at Crosby-on-Eden in 2012 the 44th and 71st Cumbrian records, a Ring-necked Parakeet frequented Bowness-on-Windermere in 2009 and a Water Pipit found at Haweswater in 1987 was the tenth Cumbrian record.


 12th January


Two drake Red-crested Pochards were seen at Tindale Tarn in 1992 these constituted the ninth Cumbrian record and the 12th and 13th individual birds, a first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was found on the River Eden at Armathwaite remaining until 14th January 2003 it was the first Cumbrian record, a first-winter Iceland Gull was seen at Sellafield in 1994 it was the 39th Cumbrian record and an adult Yellow-legged Gull was seen on five dates at South Walney up to 19th March 2000.


13th  January


The first-winter Black Brant first found at Rampside (SD26N) in December 2012 was relocated on this day in 2013 and remained in the area until 12th April 2013 it was the first Cumbrian record, a white morph adult Snow Goose was seen on Campfield Marsh in 2010 but it was not thought to be of wild origin, a Grey Phalarope seen at Parton in 2007  was the 30th Cumbrian record since 1974, a first-winter Iceland Gull frequented the refuse tip at South Walney in 2008 it was the 63rd Cumbrian record, a Shore Lark was found near the Coastguard Station, Walney in 2004 it remained until 16th  January it was the 23rd Cumbrian record and the 28th individual bird and a Water Pipit was seen on Tummerhill Marsh, Walney in 2009.


14th January


An Egyptian Goose was seen at High Fairbanks (SD49) before moving to Windermere the next day, it was the first Cumbrian record of the 90’s, a drake Green-winged Teal was seen on Campfield Marsh remaining until 15th January 2005, it was the 12th Cumbrian record, two Black-necked Grebes were seen off Walney Island in 2012, up to four Bitterns were wintering at Siddick Pond in 2006 and a Great White Egret was seen at Kents Bank in 2012.


15th January


A Bittern was found at Longtown GP in 1985 and a first-winter Iceland Gull frequented Whitehaven harbour until 19th April 2002 it was the 56th Cumbrian record.


16th January


An adult Egyptian Goose was found at Rockcliffe in 2007 it was the 12th Cumbrian record since 1988, the Armathwaite first-winter drake Lesser Scaup found on 12th January 2003 turned up at Castle Carrock reservoir on this day it was technically the second Cumbrian record and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was found in Kendal in 1994.


17th January


No records for this day!


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