Latest sightings

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  • 16 October, 2019: Great White Egret Wetheral
  • 15 October, 2019: Yellow Browed Warbler again near Wigton with Goldcrests
  • 14 October, 2019: 86 Whooper Swans at Kirkbride
  • 14 October, 2019: Cetti's Warbler ringed at Watchtree NR
  • 13 October, 2019: 26 Whooper Swans Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 3 October, 2019: Yellow Browed Warbler near Wigton
  • 2 October, 2019: 500 Red Throated Divers north on rising tide over 5 hours past Maryport
  • 25 September, 2019: Great white Egret on Newton Marsh
  • 24 September, 2019: Adult Red Throated and a juv Black Throated divers on Tindale Tarn for the second day
  • 21 September, 2019: juv Dotterel Carrock Fell
  • 11 September, 2019: juv Puffin at Talkin recently - taken into care
  • 30 August, 2019: 54 Little Egrets Port Carlisle
  • 17 August, 2019: At least 124 Mediterranean Gulls at St Helens, Maryport
  • 20 July, 2019: 24 Common Scoter Haweswater
  • 16 July, 2019: Roseate Term hodbarrow RSPB
  • 15 July, 2019: Great White Egret Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 7 June, 2019: Wryneck High Embleton Common
  • 26 April, 2019: 19 Pomarine Skuas passed Bowness on Solway also 5 Arctic skuas , a Little Gull and c100 Common Scoter
  • 23 April, 2019: A total of 130 Whimbrel between Siddick & Silloth
  • 17 April, 2019: 2 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway
  • 17 April, 2019: M Garganey Great Bay Derwent Water
  • 23 March, 2019: Adult Mediterranean Gull on R Eden at Carlisle
  • 23 March, 2019: Swallow at Siddick Ponds
  • 20 March, 2019: Northern Wheatear at Geltsdale
  • 15 March, 2019: Little Egret on R Lune at Tebay