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.


  • 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
  • 15 March, 2019: Western Cattle Egret still near Lessonhall
  • 7 March, 2019: Western Cattle Egret Lessonhall/Oulton for 3rd day
  • 4 March, 2019: Northern Wheatear at both Foulney & Walney
  • 11 February, 2019: Greenland White Fronted Goose River Eden near Carlisle, also 119 Whooper swans, 3 Green Sandpipers and Red Kite
  • 25 January, 2019: 200 Brambling Glassonby
  • 21 January, 2019: Ring Necked Duck Tindale Tarn - has also moved to Castle Carock Res. and back at Tindale on 25th and still present 27th.
  • 18 January, 2019: 10 Whitefronted Geese , Soddy Gap
  • 17 January, 2019: Slavonian Grebe Coniston - off Brantwood
  • 10 January, 2019: Single Waxwing Staveley
  • 10 January, 2019: Male Ring Ouzel near mines at glenridding
  • 4 January, 2019: Greensandpiper Redhills Rockliffe