Latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog, latest photos from Cumbria on BirdGuides and the Cumbria Birding Facebook group.

The sightings below may not be verified. To report a latest sighting, please email sightings@cumbriabirdclub.org.uk including any photos you have - let us know if it is OK to put the photos on this website. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us.


  • 25 March, 2020: Black Redstart & Wheatears atSiddick Pond
  • 18 March, 2020: Red Kite near Carlisle Airport
  • 18 March, 2020: Sand Martins at Siddick Ponds today
  • 4 March, 2020: Great Grey Shrike at 1.30pm today, west of Grizedale Forest on open access area, Crag Head. SD 319957 If parking at Brantwood please pay garden fee
  • 10 January, 2020: Waxwings 6 Lowry Hill Carlisle
  • 10 January, 2020: Long Billed Dowitcher still present at RSPB Campfield
  • 10 January, 2020: Firecrest still at Longtown Sewage Farm
  • 1 January, 2020: 7 Waxwings London Rd Carlisle
  • 17 December, 2019: Black Redstart Foulney Car Park still present 17/12/19
  • 29 November, 2019: c30 Snow Buntings Kidsty Pike towards Rampsgill Head also 12 on St Sunday Crag
  • 23 November, 2019: 2 Waxwings with Redwings Old Fire Station Bridge Lane Penrith
  • 17 November, 2019: c300 Twite at Anthorn
  • 17 November, 2019: Single Waxwing with Redwings near Penrith Firestation
  • 17 November, 2019: Long Billed Dowitcher at RSPB Campfield still present 23/11/19
  • 14 November, 2019: Bittern Sunbiggin Tarn
  • 13 November, 2019: Slavonian Grebe west past Bowness on the tide
  • 8 November, 2019: Great White Egret at Canonbie and Longtown
  • 7 November, 2019: 20 Crossbill - Beacon Edge Penrith
  • 16 October, 2019: Great White Egret Wetheral
  • 15 October, 2019: Yellow Browed Warbler again near Wigton with Goldcrests
  • 14 October, 2019: 86 Whooper Swans at Kirkbride
  • 14 October, 2019: Cetti's Warbler ringed at Watchtree NR
  • 13 October, 2019: 26 Whooper Swans Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 3 October, 2019: Yellow Browed Warbler near Wigton
  • 2 October, 2019: 500 Red Throated Divers north on rising tide over 5 hours past Maryport