Latest sightings

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  • 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
  • 11 December, 2011: Velvet Scoter female at South Walney
  • 11 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 11 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 11 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 11 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 29 NE of Carlisle by River Eden at Linstock
  • 11 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 6 NW of Carlisle at Cargo
  • 11 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 4 (2 ads 2 juvs) from bridge SW of Newton Arlosh
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 10 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 10 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow from hide
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 20 on Border Marsh
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 44 at Abbeytown
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 8 at Newton Arlosh