Latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog, latest photos from Cumbria on BirdGuides and the Cumbria Birding Facebook group.

The sightings below may not be verified. To report a latest sighting, please email sightings@cumbriabirdclub.org.uk including any photos you have - let us know if it is OK to put the photos on this website. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us.


  • 29 January, 2012: Iceland Gull juv at Parton
  • 28 January, 2012: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow
  • 28 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 64 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 28 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 1 at Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 28 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 26 at Longtown
  • 28 January, 2012: Bean Goose 1 at Longtown
  • 28 January, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 at Longtown with 66 Whoopers
  • 28 January, 2012: Glaucous Gull 1 at South Walney N.R. on pools
  • 28 January, 2012: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 27 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 27 January, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 26 January, 2012: Bean Goose 15+ at Raby Cote
  • 25 January, 2012: Slavonian Grebe 1 off Foulney Island
  • 23 January, 2012: Iceland Gull 1st-winter at Rampside in field opposite gas terminal
  • 23 January, 2012: Glaucous Gull 1st-winter at Newbiggin Outlet near Rampside
  • 23 January, 2012: Ross's Goose 1 on Burgh Marsh
  • 23 January, 2012: White-fronted Goose 1 at Cardurnock but no sign of Red-breasted Goose
  • 23 January, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 22 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 22 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 22 January, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 22 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 14 at Abbeytown
  • 22 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 4 at Abbeytown
  • 22 January, 2012: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 22 January, 2012: Red-breasted Goose 1st-winter at Cardurnock with Barnacle Geese at 12.06 (seen earlier at Drumburgh)