Records from the archives – On This Day
For week commencing Monday 28th June 2021
An adult Long-tailed Skua was seen off South Walney in 1996 it was the 18th Cumbrian record and a male ‘Channel’ Wagtail found in the Yellow Wagtail population near Langwathby (NY53B) in 2015 was the third Cumbrian example of this hybrid.
A Corncrake was photographed at Eskmeals it remained until 2nd July in 1998 and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was found at Dalston (NY35Q) in 2007 it was the tenth Cumbrian record this century.
A Spoonbill at Rockcliffe Marsh in 2011 was approximately the 55th Cumbrian record, the Spotted Crake first found at Portinscale on 30th May in 1986 was last seen on this day, it was the sixth Cumbrian record of the 80’s, a first-summer male Red-footed Falcon was seen at Shap Wells in 1986 it was the third county record and the first since one at Alston in May 1932 and a Greenish Warbler trapped and ringed at South Walney in 1992 was the second county record and also the second that month in Cumbria.
An eclipse drake Blue-winged Teal was found at Biggar Bank on Walney Island in 2000 this was the second Cumbrian record, a Corncrake was heard between Bridgefoot and Greysouthen (NY02) in 1995 and another ‘aural’ record of at least four ‘churring’ Nightjars on the Border Mosses in 2015.
An adult Pacific Golden Plover was found at Port Carlisle and then seen at Anthorn remaining until 8th July in 2005 these were the fourth and fifth Cumbrian records, a ‘churring’ male Nightjar was heard on five occasions in the north of the county remaining until 29th July in 1999 and a Ring-necked Parakeet was present in Barrow-in-Furness in 2013.
A Cattle Egret at Appleby in 1964 was the first county record.
Two adult Roseate Terns were found at Hodbarrow in 2009 and an Alpine Swift was shot at Low Mill House in Egremont in 1842 it was the first county record.
Copyright © 2021 Ronnie Irving
Secretary CBC Records Panel