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.


  • 26 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 on river near Little Salkeld
  • 25 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 25 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 opposite Arnside Pier
  • 24 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 23 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 near High Hesket still
  • 22 November, 2020: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 again Creephaw Marsh, Walney
  • 22 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 near High Hesketh
  • 21 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Windermere from Borrans Park
  • 21 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 near High Hesketh
  • 20 November, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 3 Longtown Ponds
  • 20 November, 2020: Black Guillemot - 1 Walney
  • 19 November, 2020: Black Guillemot - 1 Walney
  • 19 November, 2020: Snow Bunting - 1 Walney
  • 19 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 on canal at Holme
  • 19 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Grange-over-Sands
  • 19 November, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 near new hide Campfield
  • 19 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 19 November, 2020: Black Redstart - 1 South Walney NR
  • 19 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Arnside
  • 18 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 17 November, 2020: Common Swift - 1 Burton-in-Kendal
  • 17 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 17 November, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - now 7 Longtown Ponds
  • 17 November, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 now relocated to Campfield Marsh roadside pools
  • 16 November, 2020: Water Pipit - at least 3 in flooded fields and horse paddocks between Biggar Bank and Biggar village, Walney