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.


  • 17 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 16 July, 2020: Black Guillemot - 1 South Walney, also 1 Bonxie and 2 Arctic Skuas
  • 16 July, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 College Green, Kent Estuary
  • 16 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 16 July, 2020: Storm Petrel - 2 close in Workington following small fishing boat
  • 15 July, 2020: Greater Scaup - 3 off Workington
  • 15 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 14 July, 2020: Quail - one calling near Cliburn
  • 14 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 13 July, 2020: Little Stint - 1 Port Carlisle
  • 13 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 12 July, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 12 July, 2020: Night Heron - 1 adult on River Kent just north of Natland
  • 12 July, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 over Foulshaw Moss
  • 12 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 11 July, 2020: Common Crossbill - 2 over Finglandrigg Wood and 1 over Kirkbride
  • 11 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Port Carlisle
  • 10 July, 2020: Green Sandpiper - 1 Bolton Lane End Pools
  • 10 July, 2020: Osprey - 1 Thacka Beck
  • 10 July, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Port Carlisle
  • 10 July, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 7 July, 2020: Spotted Redshank - 1 adult in summer plumage at Port Carlisle
  • 7 July, 2020: Little Gull - 1 first summer, Sandside, Kent Estuary on rising tide
  • 6 July, 2020: Gannet - 1 Bowness-on-Widermere
  • 6 July, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 1 River Eden at Rockcliffe