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.


  • 14 January, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 14 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 52 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 14 January, 2012: Great Skua 1 at Foulney Island
  • 14 January, 2012: Slavonian Grebe 1 off Foulney Island
  • 14 January, 2012: Great White Egret 1 again at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 14 January, 2012: Bittern 4 at Siddick Pond
  • 14 January, 2012: Green-winged Teal 1 drake at Siddick Pond
  • 14 January, 2012: Iceland Gull imm following boat off Whitehaven
  • 14 January, 2012: Iceland Gull adult at Workington
  • 13 January, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv at Old Sandsfield
  • 13 January, 2012: Iceland Gull 1 at Maryport off golf course
  • 12 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 12 January, 2012: Snow Bunting 12+ near summit of Helvellyn
  • 11 January, 2012: Brent Goose 143 pale-bellied birds at South Walney
  • 11 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 11 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 32 flew east over Brampton fish farm
  • 10 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 55+ near Longtown
  • 10 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 47 at Linstock
  • 9 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 9 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 90+ at Raby Cotes near Abbeytown
  • 9 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 14 at Linstock
  • 9 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 1 at Linstock
  • 8 January, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1+ adults still at Abbeytown
  • 8 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 8 January, 2012: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn