Latest sightings

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  • 23 October, 2018: min 17 Mediterannean Gulls in Workington Harbour
  • 13 October, 2018: Yellow Browed Warbler Wigton
  • 8 October, 2018: 3 Spoonbill Arnside near viaduct
  • 1 October, 2018: Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper on Milnthorpe Marsh this afternoon plus Barn Swallow
  • 25 September, 2018: Great White Egret on Milnethorpe Marsh
  • 22 September, 2018: 1 Little Stint - Kent Estuary
  • 20 September, 2018: 300 Lesser Black Backed Gulls Bowness Railings
  • 20 September, 2018: 400 Black Tailed Godwit Glasson/Port Carlisle
  • 19 September, 2018: Cattle Egret , Orton, Tebay
  • 25 August, 2018: 20 Black tailed Godwit Crosscanonby
  • 16 August, 2018: 63 Black Tailed Godwits and 1 Greensandpiper RSPB Campfield Marsh
  • 15 August, 2018: 106 Mediterranean Gulls Siddick/Workington
  • 2 August, 2018: 3 Green & 5 Common Sandpipers west of Rockliffe
  • 30 July, 2018: Little Egret 22 at Hodbarrow and 14 at Port Carlisle
  • 28 July, 2018: 34 Mediterranean Gulls in Siddick/ Workington Harbour
  • 23 July, 2018: 1 Avocet east of port Carlisle . Whimbrel also .
  • 22 July, 2018: 2 Adult Mediterranean Gulls Bowness on Solway Railings
  • 24 June, 2018: Quail Bowscale Fell Skiddaw Forest
  • 18 June, 2018: Hoopoe photographed in garden in northern fells
  • 29 May, 2018: Hobby going north along Allonby beach
  • 29 May, 2018: Black tern feeding over the pond at North walney
  • 19 May, 2018: 2 Adult Little Gull Longtown also Greenshank
  • 27 April, 2018: 130 Whimbrel Maryport to Silloth
  • 26 April, 2018: Ad. Sabines Gull west past Bowness on Solway
  • 25 April, 2018: 40 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway