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.


  • 15 January, 2013: Black Redstart Grange-over-Sands promenade again between signal box and bridge
  • 15 January, 2013: Arctic Skua off Nethertown this morning (plus Great Northern Diver)
  • 14 January, 2013: Waxwing 3 in Wigton between Old Carlisle and A595
  • 14 January, 2013: Black Redstart Grange-over-Sands promenade again between signal box and bridge
  • 14 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 14 January, 2013: Waxwing 14 in Kendal on Kettlewell Road briefly
  • 13 January, 2013: Smew redhead at Old Sandsfield at high tide
  • 13 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 13 January, 2013: Black Redstart Grange-over-Sands promenade again between signal box and bridge
  • 13 January, 2013: Great Northern Diver juv still on Ramsden Dock Barrow-in-Furness
  • 12 January, 2013: Black Redstart Grange-over-Sands promenade again between signal box and bridge
  • 11 January, 2013: Little Stint again east of Port Carlisle opposite entrance to caravan site
  • 10 January, 2013: Waxwing 1 by Wigton by-pass
  • 10 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 10 January, 2013: Black Redstart Grange-over-Sands promenade between signal box and bridge
  • 9 January, 2013: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 9 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Talkin Tarn
  • 8 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 7 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe
  • 7 January, 2013: Smew drake on Tindale Tarn
  • 6 January, 2013: Bittern again at Siddick Pond
  • 6 January, 2013: Smew drake on Tindale Tarn
  • 6 January, 2013: Smew drake on Talkin Tarn
  • 6 January, 2013: Great Northern Diver juv on Ramsden Dock Barrow-in-Furness
  • 6 January, 2013: Great Northern Diver off Silecroft (9 Scaup)