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.


  • 27 October, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Arnside still
  • 26 October, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Walney
  • 26 October, 2021: Little Gull - 3 Walney
  • 26 October, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Arnside still
  • 25 October, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Arnside
  • 24 October, 2021: Little Gull - 1 first winter Parton
  • 22 October, 2021: Yellow-browed Wabler - 1 Harrington Nature Reserve
  • 22 October, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Arnside
  • 22 October, 2021: Glossy Ibis - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 22 October, 2021: Little Auk - 1 Walney
  • 21 October, 2021: Hen Harrier - 2 Walney still
  • 21 October, 2021: Greater Scaup - 5 Walney
  • 21 October, 2021: Glossy Ibis - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 21 October, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Selker Bay
  • 20 October, 2021: Hen Harrier - 2 Walney still
  • 20 October, 2021: Garganey - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 19 October, 2021: Hen Harrier - 2 Walney
  • 18 October, 2021: Little Gull - 1 first winter Parton
  • 18 October, 2021: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 Westfield Point
  • 18 October, 2021: Red Kite - 1 near Sportsman’s Inn, A66
  • 18 October, 2021: Garganey - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 16 October, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 off Old Park, Leven Estuary
  • 15 October, 2021: Hen Harrier - 2 Walney
  • 15 October, 2021: Cetti's Warbler - 1 Westfield Point NR (sea end)
  • 14 October, 2021: Whooper Swan - 3 Ennerdale Water below Anglers Crag