Latest sightings

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  • 10 December, 2018: Waxwings 19 at Bell Close CP Keswick .
  • 9 December, 2018: Little Stint Port Carlisle also 2 Green Sandpipers on roadside pool on Burgh Marsh
  • 9 December, 2018: Short Eared Owl Campfield/Rogersheugh
  • 9 December, 2018: F Smew Arthuret Ponds Longtown
  • 3 December, 2018: 15 Waxwings at Penrith 3/12/18
  • 27 November, 2018: 30 Waxwings Dalston
  • 26 November, 2018: 2 Waxwings Wetheral
  • 22 November, 2018: Great Northern Diver Ravenglass .
  • 17 November, 2018: 2 Snow Buntings Helvelyn summit
  • 16 November, 2018: Velvet Scoter with Common Scoter at Parton
  • 24 October, 2018: Jack Snipe - Carlisle Airport
  • 24 October, 2018: 185 whooper Swans - Abbeytown area
  • 23 October, 2018: min 17 Mediterannean Gulls in Workington Harbour
  • 13 October, 2018: Yellow Browed Warbler Wigton
  • 8 October, 2018: 3 Spoonbill Arnside near viaduct
  • 1 October, 2018: Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper on Milnthorpe Marsh this afternoon plus Barn Swallow
  • 25 September, 2018: Great White Egret on Milnethorpe Marsh
  • 22 September, 2018: 1 Little Stint - Kent Estuary
  • 20 September, 2018: 300 Lesser Black Backed Gulls Bowness Railings
  • 20 September, 2018: 400 Black Tailed Godwit Glasson/Port Carlisle
  • 19 September, 2018: Cattle Egret , Orton, Tebay
  • 25 August, 2018: 20 Black tailed Godwit Crosscanonby
  • 16 August, 2018: 63 Black Tailed Godwits and 1 Greensandpiper RSPB Campfield Marsh
  • 15 August, 2018: 106 Mediterranean Gulls Siddick/Workington
  • 2 August, 2018: 3 Green & 5 Common Sandpipers west of Rockliffe