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.


  • 6 January, 2013: Greenland White-fronted Goose 8 (2ads 6 juvs) Eskmeals in fields opposite Qinetic depot (20 Whooper Swans)
  • 6 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe (Spotted Redshank Haverigg)
  • 5 January, 2013: Hooded Crow Burneside between Sprint Mill and Must Hill Farm
  • 5 January, 2013: Long-tailed Duck Dalston at Cardew Mires Lake
  • 4 January, 2013: Smew drake on Talkin Tarn
  • 4 January, 2013: Waxwing 13 in Milnthorpe on Beetham Road opposite Age Concern Furniture Store
  • 3 January, 2013: Common Sandpiper still at Port Carlisle
  • 3 January, 2013: Marsh Harrier female Arnside over fields towards Blackdyke
  • 3 January, 2013: Little Stint again east of Port Carlisle opposite entrance to caravan site
  • 2 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe
  • 2 January, 2013: Little Stint east of Port Carlisle opposite entrance to caravan site
  • 2 January, 2013: Mediterranean Gull adult on Kirkbride airfield
  • 1 January, 2013: Waxwing 2 in Milnthorpe on Beetham Road
  • 1 January, 2013: Short-eared Owl 3 at Mawbray
  • 1 January, 2013: Common Sandpiper Port Carlisle (+ Ruff)
  • 1 January, 2013: Bittern again at Siddick Pond
  • 1 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 31 December, 2012: Hooded Crow between Burneside and Skelsmergh Hall
  • 31 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe
  • 30 December, 2012: Waxwing Arnside by WI building
  • 30 December, 2012: Great Northern Diver off Silecroft at 10.45
  • 30 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe
  • 28 December, 2012: Probable Taverner's Canada Goose again on Skinburness Marsh with Barnacle Geese
  • 27 December, 2012: Waxwing 15+ in Carlisle near Stanwix cemetery at Gosling Bridge car park
  • 27 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Carlisle flew south over Etterby Scaur