Records from the archives – On This Day
For week commencing Monday 26th October 2020
A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was seen out of its usual habitat at Biggar Bank in 2014 it was the 30th Cumbrian record, a Grey Phalarope at Silloth in 2008 was the 33rd Cumbrian record since 1974 and four Bearded Tits were at Siddick Pond in 1990 this was the third Cumbrian record since 1978.
A Todd’s Canada Goose was found at Cardurnock (NY15U) in 2012 it was seen sporadically until 10th April 2013 and was the first Cumbrian record, two Great White Egrets were seen at Kent Bank in 2011 becoming a regular site for this species, an adult American Golden Plover at Longcroft (NY25E) in 2012 was the seventh Cumbrian record, a Grey Phalarope at South Walney until 28th October in 2004 was the 27th Cumbrian record and the 30th individual bird, a late Hobby was on North Walney in 1991, a flock of seven Bearded Tits were seen at South Walney until 28th October in 1996 this was the fourth Cumbrian record since 1978 and a Lapland Bunting at South Walney in 2007 becomes the 35th Cumbrian record and the 38th individual bird.
A drake American Wigeon at North Plain farm until 30th November in 2002 was the eighth Cumbrian record, a Rough-legged Buzzard was on Carrock Fell (NY33) in 1994 it was the 16th Cumbrian record since 1974, an unseasonal Corncrake was seen on Walney Island in 2005, a Daurian (Isabelline) Shrike was caught and ringed at South Walney in 2016 it was the first Cumbrian record, a Shore Lark found on the summit of Blencathra in 1971 was only the 12th Cumbrian record, a Cetti’s Warbler at North Scale, Walney in 2012 was the second Cumbrian record and a Richard’s Pipit at South Walney in 2001 was considered the same bird that was found there on the 25th September.
A drake Green-winged Teal at Soddy Gap (NY0732) in 2010 was the 17th Cumbrian record, unusually an Avocet wintered in the Campfield area from this day in 2015 until the 25th April 2016, a juvenile Sabine’s Gull seen at Campfield Marsh and then Biggar Bank in 2011 constituted the 32nd and 33rd Cumbrian records and possibly concerned the same individual bird, the 27th, Hoopoes were found at Moor Row (NY01) in 1994, and one that lingered in Dovedale (NY31W) until 5th November 1996 these were the third and fourth Cumbrian records of the 90’s, a Ring-necked Parakeet was noted at Kirkby Thore (NY62H) in 2016, a Dusky Warbler was found at Westfield Point (SD26I) it remained until 1st November in 2004 it was the first Cumbrian record and a Yellow-browed Warbler at Bluegate, Tindale in 2009 was the 28th Cumbrian record and 30th individual bird.
Two Red-crested Pochards at Silverholme, Windermere in 2013 were considered to be escapes, a Bittern at Siddick Pond for its sixth winter in 2010, four Bearded Tits frequented Elterwater in 1978 this was the first Cumbrian record of the 20th century and a misnamed Common (Mealy) Redpoll was caught and ringed at South Walney in 2017.
A Shore Lark at South Walney in 1998 was the 20th Cumbrian record and the 25th individual bird, a Pallas’s Warbler at South Walney in 1994 was the second Cumbrian record and the third individual bird, a Yellow-browed Warbler on Rakes Lane, Walney in 2015 was the 49th Cumbrian record and the 55th individual bird, a Common (Mealy) Redpoll was caught and ringed at South Walney in 2010, a Little Bunting at South Walney in 2005 was the third Cumbrian record and a female Lapland Bunting was seen at Dalston in 1987 it was the 16th Cumbrian record.
A drake Green-winged Teal returned to Hodbarrow for its second winter period in 2012, it was seen sporadically until 8th February in 2013 it was the 22nd Cumbrian record, a Great White Egret on Campfield Marsh remained until 17 December 2011, a Great Grey Shrike was seen at Shap in 1997, it was the first Cumbrian record since 1994 and another was at Swindale (NY51) remaining until 5th November 2003 this was the seventh Cumbrian record since 1994, a first-winter Barred Warbler was caught and ringed at Eskmeals in 1998 it was the 23rd Cumbrian record, a Firecrest was seen in Rakes Lane, Walney in 2015, a Richard’s Pipit at Hilpsford Point in 2016 was the 27th Cumbrian record and the most recent bird and a male Lapland Bunting at South Walney in 1970 was the ninth Cumbrian record.
Copyright © 2020 Ronnie Irving
Secretary CBC Records Panel