Latest sightings

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  • 22 December, 2011: Black Redstart 1 at Watchtree N.R.
  • 21 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 21 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 20 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 20 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn + female Mandarin
  • 20 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 18 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 44 NE of Carlisle by River Eden at Linstock
  • 18 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 110 at Longtown in field south of main pond
  • 18 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn + female Mandarin
  • 18 December, 2011: Yellow-legged Gull adult at Workington NX970311
  • 18 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 at Grange-over-Sands on marsh opposite railway station
  • 17 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 25 near Flookburgh
  • 17 December, 2011: Spotted Redshank 2 south of Ravenglass on Esk Estuary
  • 17 December, 2011: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 17 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 19 between Longtown and Arthuret Pools
  • 17 December, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 17 December, 2011: Bean Goose 23 NW of Raby Cote at cNY175529
  • 17 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 7 (2ads 5juvs) SE of Newton Arlosh south of Wedholme House with Whoopers
  • 16 December, 2011: Bean Goose 1 near Aglionby by River Eden
  • 16 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 37 near Aglionby by River Eden
  • 16 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 16 December, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 16 December, 2011: White-fronted Goose 205 near Longtown at a private site
  • 16 December, 2011: Bean Goose 1 near Longtown at a private site
  • 15 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.