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.


  • 3 August, 2020: Osprey - 1 Mockerkin Tarn
  • 2 August, 2020: Common Crossbill - 7 North West over Arnside
  • 2 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 2 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 1 August, 2020: Mediterranean Gull - c80 between Siddick and Flimby
  • 1 August, 2020: Common Scoter - 1 Killington Reservoir
  • 31 July, 2020: Common Crossbill - 2 adults and 7 juveniles Lannercost Bridge
  • 31 July, 2020: Ruff - 1 male North Plain
  • 30 July, 2020: Caspian Tern - 1 Arnside Marsh
  • 30 July, 2020: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 adult Sandside
  • 29 July, 2020: Osprey - 1 Anthorn
  • 29 July, 2020: Quail - one calling at Church Hill, Arnside
  • 26 July, 2020: Pomarine Skua - 2 Walney flying into Morecambe Bay and then back out again later
  • 25 July, 2020: Arctic Skua - 1 dark phase St Bees
  • 23 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 22 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 21 July, 2020: Green Sandpiper - 2 returning birds on River Esk, Ravenglass
  • 21 July, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 20 July, 2020: Hooded Crow - 1 Parton Bay
  • 19 July, 2020: Mediterranean Gull - up to 40 in Workington area
  • 19 July, 2020: Spoonbill - 1 Hodbarrow still present
  • 18 July, 2020: Spoonbill - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 18 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 17 July, 2020: Hobby - 1 Burgh-by-Sands
  • 17 July, 2020: Velvet Scoter - 1 Walney, also 2 Greater Scaup