Records from the archives – On This Day
For week commencing Monday 1st February 2021
A Spotted Crake was found at Dubbs Moss in 1986, it was the fifth Cumbrian record since 1981, a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was seen at Talkin Tarn in 2006 it was the ninth Cumbrian record this century and the Richard’s Pipit first seen at South Walney on 20th December 1980 was last seen on this day in 1981.
Three Bitterns were present at Siddick Pond in 2012 and a Firecrest found at Millwood (SD27B) on 28th January was last noted on this date in 2016.
A Bittern was noted at Siddick Pond it remained until 4th February 2007, a Glossy Ibis was seen at Flookburgh in 2012, it was probably the Arnside bird found in December 2011 and was the seventh Cumbrian record, three Ring-necked Parakeets were seen at Grange-over-Sands in 2003, the Shore Lark first found at Biggar Bank on 30th December 2001 was last seen on this date in 2002 it was the 21st Cumbrian record and the 27th individual bird.
Iceland Gulls were represented with a second calendar year seen inland at Keswick in 1985 and a second summer/third winter bird which was found on Cavendish Dock in 2007 these were the 16th and 60th Cumbrian records, a male Ring-necked Parakeet was seen at Threlkeld in 1991.
The drake American Wigeon found on Roosecote on 28th January was last seen on this day in 2006 it was the ninth Cumbrian record, an adult Yellow-legged Gull seen at Rampside in 1995 was only the second Cumbrian record, the Great Grey Shrike found at Helsington Barrows on 20th November 2004 was last seen on this day in 2005 it was the sixth Cumbrian record this century.
A drake Green-winged Teal found on this day remained in the south-west corner of Bassenthwaite Lake (NY22I) until 9th March 2005 it was the 13th Cumbrian record, a Red Kite was seen at Waverbridge Hill (NY24) in 2002 pre-dating the Grizedale releases it was the second Cumbrian record this century, an adult Iceland Gull seen at Borwick Rails in 1986 was the 20th Cumbrian record and a Great Grey Shrike found at Scandal Beck, Kirkby Stephen (NY71) in 1999 was the fifth Cumbrian record since 1997.
The Black-necked Grebe first found at Lindale-in-Furness (SD27M) on 24th January 2018 was last seen on this day.
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Secretary CBC Records Panel