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 May, 2022: Black Kite - 1 flying north near Haile
  • 25 May, 2022: Pomarine Skua - 5 past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 24 May, 2022: Great White Egret - 1 Park End Moss still
  • 24 May, 2022: Little Stint - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 22 May, 2022: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 21 May, 2022: Velvet Scoter - 1 Walney
  • 21 May, 2022: Pomarine Skua - 1 Walney
  • 21 May, 2022: Hobby - 1 south Port Carlisle
  • 21 May, 2022: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 20 May, 2022: Little Gull - 1 second winter Hodbarrow
  • 20 May, 2022: Black Tern - 1 west past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 19 May, 2022: Little Stint - 1 Port Carlisle
  • 16 May, 2022: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Seascale
  • 13 May, 2022: Pomarine Skua - 3 east past Bowness-on-Solway then 2 back out later.
  • 13 May, 2022: Spotted Sandpiper - 1 Bowness-on-Solway still
  • 12 May, 2022: Spotted Sandpiper - 1 Bowness-on-Solway still
  • 12 May, 2022: Roseate Tern - 1 Walney
  • 11 May, 2022: Spotted Sandpiper - 1 between Bowness-on-Solway and Port Carlisle
  • 11 May, 2022: Pomarine Skua - 4 east past Bowness-on-Solway between 06.00 and 11.00am along with 7 Arctic Skuas and 1 Bonxie west
  • 10 May, 2022: Pomarine Skua - 1 Walney
  • 8 May, 2022: Storm Petrel - 1 Lowca
  • 6 May, 2022: Great White Egret - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 5 May, 2022: Spotted Flycatcher - birds at Sedbergh and Sizergh
  • 5 May, 2022: Garganey - 1 drake Black Dyke
  • 4 May, 2022: Little Gull - 1 Hodbarrow