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.


  • 31 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 in Duddon estuary off Hodbarrow
  • 30 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 30 March, 2021: Black-throated Diver - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 30 March, 2021: Garganey - 2 pairs Park End Moss
  • 29 March, 2021: Snow Bunting - 2 high over Whitehaven Harbour
  • 29 March, 2021: Black-throated Diver - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 28 March, 2021: Water Pipit - 1 west of Bowness-on-Solway on salt marsh
  • 27 March, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 female Raughton Head
  • 27 March, 2021: Whimbrel - 1 Bowness-on-Solway railings
  • 27 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 27 March, 2021: Black-throated Diver - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 27 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 Lake Windermere from Ambleside Pier
  • 27 March, 2021: Swallow - 1 Lazonby
  • 27 March, 2021: Slavonian Grebe - 1 Lake Windermere
  • 27 March, 2021: Arctic Skua - 2 off Silecroft
  • 27 March, 2021: Manx Shearwater - 2 off Silecroft
  • 26 March, 2021: Osprey - widespread arrival at breeding sites
  • 26 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 Lake Windermere opposite Low Wood still
  • 25 March, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 24 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 Lake Windermere still
  • 24 March, 2021: Red Kite - 1 Glasson Moss
  • 24 March, 2021: Red Kite - 1 over Penrith
  • 23 March, 2021: Red Kite - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 23 March, 2021: Iceland Gull - 1 second calendar year bird Mockerkin Tarn
  • 22 March, 2021: Northern Wheatear - 1 Bannishead Quarry, Torver