Latest sightings

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  • 3 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 2 drakes at Hodbarrow
  • 2 December, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 2 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 18 at Park Broom
  • 2 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 8 NW of Milnthorpe by College Green Farn
  • 2 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 4 at Walby on flood
  • 2 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 1 December, 2011: Arctic Skua off South Walney
  • 1 December, 2011: Water Pipit still at Walney in flooded fields near Biggar
  • 1 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 1 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfel Tarn + female Mandarin
  • 1 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 4 by River Eden at Linstock
  • 1 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 2 still on Kirkbride airfield with Whoopers
  • 30 November, 2011: Bittern 3 at Siddick Pond
  • 30 November, 2011: Twite 130 at South Walney N.R.
  • 30 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 30 November, 2011: Water Pipit still at Walney in flooded fields near Biggar
  • 30 November, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfel Tarn
  • 30 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 4+ at Walby on flood
  • 30 November, 2011: Bewick's Swan 2 on Kirkbride airfield with 300 Whoopers
  • 30 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 29 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at end of lane (North Plain Farm)
  • 29 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 5 at Walby on flood with 300 Greylags
  • 29 November, 2011: Bean Goose several reported flying near Crosby-on-Eden by airport road
  • 29 November, 2011: Whooper Swan 270 at Kirkbride airfield
  • 28 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap