Latest sightings

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  • 29 May, 2018: Hobby going north along Allonby beach
  • 29 May, 2018: Black tern feeding over the pond at North walney
  • 19 May, 2018: 2 Adult Little Gull Longtown also Greenshank
  • 27 April, 2018: 130 Whimbrel Maryport to Silloth
  • 26 April, 2018: Ad. Sabines Gull west past Bowness on Solway
  • 25 April, 2018: 40 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway
  • 22 April, 2018: 21 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway and 6 Glasson Point
  • 19 April, 2018: Male Pied Flycatcher Powter Howe woods.
  • 18 April, 2018: First Sedge Warbler of Spring at Meathop Moss also 19/4/18
  • 17 April, 2018: 8 Great , 3 Arctic and 1 Pomarine Skua past Bowness
  • 16 April, 2018: Cuckoo heard calling from the car park at Sandscale Haws
  • 16 April, 2018: Minimum of 400 Common Scoter on Solway at Bowness on Solway. Also a single Arctic Skua and a Red Kite
  • 11 April, 2018: 2 Whitewagtails- Milnethorpe/Ulpha meadows
  • 9 April, 2018: Common Sandpiper R Bela Milnethorpe and R Esk at Longtown
  • 7 April, 2018: Swallows at Bullgill Maryport and Longtown
  • 5 April, 2018: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 5 April, 2018: 2 Wheatears at RSPB Campfield
  • 5 April, 2018: A good number of Sand Martins at Talkiin Tarn and Longtown
  • 5 April, 2018: Great Grey Shrike between Bowness on Solway & Whitrigg
  • 26 March, 2018: 3 Long-tailed Ducks on Lake Windermere off Low Millerground.
  • 23 March, 2018: 9 Scaup ( 6 males) at Longtown Ponds also 2 Sand Martins
  • 16 March, 2018: Iceland gull , probably 2nd winter, flew north up Walney channel Barrow in Furness
  • 15 March, 2018: Black Brant with at least 80 Pale Bellied Brents and a single Dark Bellied Brent in Walney Channel just south of Jubilee bridge
  • 15 March, 2018: Male Northern Wheatear Sandscale Haws
  • 12 March, 2018: c3000 Pinkfeet next to A689 near Carlisle Airport