Week commencing Monday 25th January 2021

Records from the archives – On This Day

 For week commencing Monday 25th January 2021


25th January


An adult Red-breasted Goose was seen intermittently on Burgh Marsh until 6th March 1993 it was the third Cumbrian record.


26th January


In 2003 Bitterns appeared at Mere Tarn and at Lantern Moss Tarn, Braystones (NY00).


27th January


A Red Kite was seen on Helsington Barrows (SD49) in 1991 it was the 15th Cumbrian record and pre-dated the Grizedale releases by some 20 years, a Rough-legged Buzzard was seen on Ashfell (NY70) remaining until 30th March 1979, it was the sixth Cumbrian record since 1974, a Snowy Owl was seen in Langdale in 1959 it was the second Cumbrian record, a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was seen on Arnside Knott in 2001 and a Ring-necked Parakeet was seen on Chairmans Walk, Walney in 2015.


28th January


A drake American Wigeon was seen on Roosecote Sands in 2006 it lingered until 3rd February and was the ninth Cumbrian record, a Bittern was seen on Kendal Sewage Works in 1977, a group of four Common Cranes toured Northern England in 2006 and were seen over Haweswater on this day, they were the 15th Cumbrian record this century and a Firecrest settled in at Millwood, Dalton-in-Furness until 2nd February 2016.


29th January


A Black-throated Diver was seen off Parton in 2014, a first-winter Iceland Gull was found on South Walney in 1994 and a Little Auk was seen off Workington today and again on 30th January.


30th January


A wing-tagged Red Kite from the Scottish re-introduction scheme was seen at Woodland (SD28) it remained in the area until March 1996 and a fifth Water Pipit joined the four already on Walney Island in 2010.


31st January

A Red-breasted Goose found in January 2012 and now in its third calendar year was seen on this day in 2015 on  Whitriglees Moss (NY25P) it was the 12th Cumbrian record, a Rough-legged Buzzard was seen on Bassenthwaite Marsh in 1989 it was the 14th Cumbrian record since 1974, an adult Ring-billed Gull was found at South Walney in 1986 it was the third Cumbrian record, a second-winter Iceland Gull was found in the harbour at Harrington in 1998, the Shore Lark found at Grune Point in December 1992 was last seen on this day in 1993 it was the 18th Cumbrian record and the Rose-coloured Starling first found at New Hutton in November 2009 relocated to a Kendal garden on this day in 2010 and remained until 1st March 2010 it was the eighth Cumbrian record since 1991.


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Secretary CBC Records Panel