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.


  • 3 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 50 at Abbeytown
  • 3 January, 2012: Snow Goose blue morph at Abbeytown
  • 2 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 27 at Flookburgh
  • 2 January, 2012: Ross's Goose adult on Rockcliffe Marsh with Barnacle Geese
  • 2 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck Fem/imm at Hodbarrow
  • 2 January, 2012: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow from hide
  • 2 January, 2012: Greenland White-fronted Geese 8 at Abbeytown
  • 2 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 24 still at Blackdyke, Silloth
  • 2 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 46 at Abbeytown
  • 2 January, 2012: Bewick's Swan 5 adults at Abbeytown
  • 1 January, 2012: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 1 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 22+ near Flookburgh by Ravenstown W.M. Club
  • 1 January, 2012: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 1 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 1 January, 2012: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 31 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 31 December, 2011: Spotted Redshank 3 still south of Ravenglass on Esk Estuary
  • 31 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 again at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 31 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 30 December, 2011: Ross's Goose adult on Rockcliffe Marsh with Barnacle Geese
  • 30 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 30 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 29 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 24 at Abbeytown
  • 29 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 27 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 28 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn