Records from the archives – On This Day
For week commencing Monday 19th July 2021
A Black-throated Diver was seen off Campfield Marsh in 1992, two Spoonbills found on the Kent Estuary that remained until 28th July in 1972 constituted the 12th Cumbrian record and were the 15th and 16th individual birds, a Greater Sand Plover on Walney Island that remained until 5th August in 1988 is the only Cumbrian record and a Hobby was found on Foulshaw Moss in 2013.
An immature Night Heron present at Watercrook, Kendal from 1st June remaining until this day in 1987 was the 13th Cumbrian record, Hobbies were found at Campfield Marsh in 2002, Wedholme Flow in 2010 and on the airfield at Kirkbride in 2015 and a Cetti’s Warbler found at South Walney in 2019 was the fifth Cumbrian record and the first in July.
A Spoonbill found at South Walney in 1970 was the 11th Cumbrian record, a Spotted Crake at South Walney in 1985 was the fourth Cumbrian record since 1981, Hobbies were seen on Talkin Fell in 2010 and at Tindale in 2013.
A Madeira/Cape Verde Petrel was seen off Walney Island in 2001, it was later removed from the British List see BB Vol96:547, also Ibis 160:238 (Appendix 1 Species and subspecies removed from the British List), an immature Night Heron found at Dalton-in-Furness on 15th June in 1987 was last noted on this day, it was the 14th Cumbrian record, a male Ring-necked Parakeet was located at Sizergh Castle in 1993 and female/immature Golden Orioles were seen at at Killington Reservoir and on Meathop Crags in 1990, these were the 29th and 30th Cumbrian records.
A Balearic Shearwater seen off St Bees Head in 1993 was only the fifth Cumbrian record, a first-summer Spoonbill at South Walney previously seen on 12th and 14th July was last noted on this day in 2010, it was the 55th Cumbrian record, a second year Iceland Gull was seen at Brampton in 1985 it was the 19th Cumbrian record and a Hobby was seen in Geltsdale in 2011.
A Black-necked Grebe was found at Fisher Tarn in 2013, a Honey Buzzard flew west at Southwaite (NY44M) in 2009, three Avocets were seen at Newbiggin (SD26U) in 2015, an adult Yellow-legged Gull was found at Anthorn in 2004, Hobbies were represented with two at Kirkby Thore in 2010 and an adult at Foulshaw Moss in 2011 and the Common Rosefinch was present at Waterside (NY24) from 15th June until this date in 1996, it was the fourth Cumbrian record.
Copyright © 2021 Ronnie Irving
Secretary CBC Records Panel