Latest sightings

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  • 2 January, 2012: Bewick's Swan 5 adults at Abbeytown
  • 1 January, 2012: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 1 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 22+ near Flookburgh by Ravenstown W.M. Club
  • 1 January, 2012: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 1 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 1 January, 2012: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 31 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 31 December, 2011: Spotted Redshank 3 still south of Ravenglass on Esk Estuary
  • 31 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 again at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 31 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 30 December, 2011: Ross's Goose adult on Rockcliffe Marsh with Barnacle Geese
  • 30 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 30 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 29 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 24 at Abbeytown
  • 29 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 27 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 28 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 28 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 6+ near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 28 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 2 at Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 27 December, 2011: Sandwich Tern 1 off Workington
  • 26 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 26 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 18 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 24 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 8 near Cark at Holker estate
  • 24 December, 2011: Marsh Harrier juv by Arnside Viaduct
  • 24 December, 2011: Great White Egret 2 between Drumburgh and Burgh-by-Sands
  • 23 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn