Latest sightings

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  • 15 November, 2016: Waxwing 20+ by traffic lights on A66 Bassenthwaite
  • 15 November, 2016: Great Grey Shrike still present at Soddy Gap Great Broughton
  • 14 November, 2016: Waxwings 200+ in Brampton still present 17/11/16 & 18/11/16
  • 13 November, 2016: Snow Bunting 8 at Grune Point
  • 13 November, 2016: Waxwings - 8 at Stainton . Still 11 in Wetheral and c150 Currock rd Carlisle
  • 12 November, 2016: Waxwings still at Currock Road Carlisle and Wetheral also a few in Penrith .
  • 12 November, 2016: Long Tailed Duck - 4 off Grune Point
  • 11 November, 2016: 78 Waxwings ,Currock Road, Carlisle
  • 10 November, 2016: Great White Egret Campfield RSPB
  • 10 November, 2016: Waxwings 4 Wetheral and 14 West Walls Carlisle & 30 Geltsdale
  • 7 November, 2016: Waxwings - c50 on rowans by Plumb Centre, Currock Road , Carlisle still 10/11/16
  • 6 November, 2016: Great Grey Shrike at Soddy Gap, Great Broughton still present 8/11/16
  • 5 November, 2016: Several groups of Brambling around Talkin Tarn
  • 4 November, 2016: 4 Waxwings east at Dalton Crags
  • 28 October, 2016: Single Waxwing at entrance to Scout Scar
  • 28 October, 2016: Isabeline Shrike at Walney
  • 22 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler on cycle track between Beckermet & Sellafield near picnic table
  • 21 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler Carlisle Airport and another in Cockermouth
  • 21 October, 2016: Long Tailed Duck ( drake) Sunbiggin Tarn still present 23/10/16
  • 10 October, 2016: Jack Snipe - Eycott Hill - also 112 Common Snipe
  • 10 October, 2016: Marsh Harrier - RSPB Campfield Reserve
  • 10 October, 2016: Little Stint & Wood piper still in the flooded field at Heversham with 28 Black Tailed Godwit and 2 Ruff
  • 9 October, 2016: 20 Mediterranean Gulls at Siddick Pond
  • 7 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler still in sycamores at Tarn Flat Farm St Bees Head
  • 7 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler Waterside Wigton