Latest sightings

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The sightings below may not be verified. To report a latest sighting, please contact us selecting category latest sighting. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us. Please let us know if you have photos and if it is OK to put them on this website.


  • 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
  • 12 March, 2018: Chiffchaff singing Harrington Nature Reserve
  • 11 March, 2018: 2 ruff, 3 green sandpiper and f Scaup on floodwater, River Eden Scotby
  • 7 March, 2018: 2 Waxwings still in Wetheriggs Country Park near N Lakes Hotel
  • 5 March, 2018: 2 Waxwings Penrith
  • 25 February, 2018: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 25 February, 2018: Two Snow Buntings still at Wolsty
  • 25 February, 2018: Smew still at south end of Derwent Water
  • 21 February, 2018: 43 Hawfinch CWT Brown Robin Reserve
  • 16 February, 2018: Smew still at south end of Derwent Water
  • 11 February, 2018: 3 Snow Buntings still between Wolsty & Silloth
  • 20 January, 2018: 2 Little Stint - Heversham Moss
  • 19 January, 2018: 3 Little Stint at Port Carlsile
  • 19 January, 2018: 3 Little Stint at Port Carlsile
  • 13 January, 2018: Short Eared Owl Wedholme Flow
  • 13 January, 2018: drake Smew Derwent Water
  • 9 January, 2018: pr of Pochard on R Eden upstream from Crosby on Eden
  • 8 January, 2018: 2 Little Stint still at Port Carlisle
  • 7 January, 2018: Cetti's Warbler heard at Siddick Pond by Bird Race competitor