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.


  • 25 November, 2017: 350 Whooper Swans Kirkbride , also 320 Curlew and 8 Ruff
  • 24 November, 2017: Great White Egret, Tarn Moor Sunbiggin also 28/11/17
  • 15 November, 2017: juv Dotterel still with Golden Plover flock by the masts at Cardurnock. also 18/11/17
  • 15 November, 2017: Little Stint still at Port Carlisle
  • 12 November, 2017: 3 Little Stints at Sandside
  • 12 November, 2017: 3 Western Cattle Egret reported at Arnside
  • 10 November, 2017: juv Dotterel still with Golden Plover flock at Cardurnock Masts still present 12/11/17
  • 10 November, 2017: Richardson's Cackling Goose with Barnacle Geese on Rockliffe Marsh still present 12/11/17
  • 4 November, 2017: juv Dotterel again with Golden Plover at Whitrigg and Anthorn
  • 2 November, 2017: Little Stint, 60 Black Tailed Godwits and 30 Dunlin , Heversham
  • 2 November, 2017: Single Western Cattle Egret from Arnside Tower
  • 2 November, 2017: 2 Brambling and 30 Reed Buntings - Leven Estuary Brambling also in Cockermouth
  • 1 November, 2017: Single Waxwing reported at Cardurnock
  • 1 November, 2017: 2 Western Cattle Egret still at Arnside
  • 29 October, 2017: juv Dotterel with Golden Plover at Cardurnock
  • 29 October, 2017: Great Northern Diver Loweswater
  • 27 October, 2017: 2 Western Cattle Egrets still present SE of Arnside .
  • 26 October, 2017: first Twite of the Autumn on Heversham Moss flood defences
  • 26 October, 2017: 3 Hawfinch reported over Keswick also one at RSPB Campfield 25/10/17
  • 25 October, 2017: 4 Little Stint at Foulshaw Marsh today
  • 22 October, 2017: At least 4 ( possibly 6 ) Ring Ouzels with Fieldfare flock on Little Asby Scar
  • 21 October, 2017: Slavonian Gebe & Spotted Redshank on Leven Estuary also 6 Red Breasted Mergs.
  • 20 October, 2017: 2 Cattle Egret Arnside - still on 22nd Oct
  • 20 October, 2017: 2 Great White Egrets reported over Grune Point .
  • 19 October, 2017: 2 Little Stint and 5 Ruff still at Foulshaw Marsh