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.


  • 27 December, 2012: Probable Taverner's Canada Goose on Skinburness Marsh at 12.15 with 2500 Barnacle Geese
  • 25 December, 2012: Waxwing 20 on Nursery Road near Beckermet
  • 25 December, 2012: Bittern again at Siddick Pond
  • 24 December, 2012: Waxwing 4 at Kents Bank on Laneside Rd
  • 24 December, 2012: Waxwing 19 in Carlisle at Morrison's supermarket car park
  • 23 December, 2012: Waxwing 20 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 21 December, 2012: Bittern again at Siddick Pond late a'noon
  • 20 December, 2012: Waxwing 7 at Salkeld Dyke
  • 18 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 17 December, 2012: Snow Bunting 25 at north end of High Street on Loadpot Hill
  • 17 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 17 December, 2012: Waxwing 7 SW of Bowness-on-Solway at West Common NY199616
  • 16 December, 2012: Waxwing c20 in Kendal on Windermere Road by St Thomas's Church
  • 15 December, 2012: Waxwing 14 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 15 December, 2012: Waxwing 80 on Arnside Knott
  • 15 December, 2012: Slavonian Grebe 2 off Foulney Island (Scaup, Short-eared Owl)
  • 15 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB (Slavonian Grebe still & 4 Scaup)
  • 14 December, 2012: Waxwing 8 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 14 December, 2012: Waxwing 18 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 13 December, 2012: Velvet Scoter 4 off Silecroft with 150 Common Scoters & 2 Scaup
  • 13 December, 2012: Waxwing 6 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 13 December, 2012: Waxwing 17 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 13 December, 2012: Waxwing 300+ on Arnside Knott
  • 12 December, 2012: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 12 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery