Latest sightings

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  • 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.
  • 15 December, 2011: Little Gull 2 adults off South Walney
  • 15 December, 2011: Arctic Skua 2 off South Walney
  • 15 December, 2011: Great Northern Diver 1 off Workington Pier
  • 15 December, 2011: Glossy Ibis 1 flew south over flood off Black Dyke Road, Arnside
  • 14 December, 2011: Great Skua 2 past Workington Pier
  • 14 December, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 14 December, 2011: Ross's Goose 1 on Burgh Marsh with 5000 Barnacle Geese
  • 13 December, 2011: White-fronted Goose 3 at Blackdyke, Silloth
  • 13 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 7 near Newton Arlosh near entrance to Wedholme House with Whoopers
  • 13 December, 2011: Little Gull 1 past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 13 December, 2011: Leach's Petrel 1 off Bowness-on-Solway
  • 13 December, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 12 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 27 near Flookburgh
  • 12 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 19 still at Blackdyke, Silloth
  • 12 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 11 near Newton Arlosh near entrance to Wedholme House with 200 Whoopers
  • 12 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn