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.


  • 12 December, 2012: Waxwing 17 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 12 December, 2012: Waxwing 84 on Arnside Knott
  • 11 December, 2012: Waxwing 350 on Arnside Knott
  • 11 December, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull adult at Sellafield
  • 11 December, 2012: Waxwing 2 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 10 December, 2012: Waxwing 1 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 10 December, 2012: Waxwing 6 in Wetheral by Scotby Road opposite Croft Park
  • 10 December, 2012: Waxwing 200 on Arnside Knott
  • 10 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB by island (Slavonian Grebe still on lagoon & 4 Waxwings by car park)
  • 9 December, 2012: Waxwing 50 in Keswick in St John's Churchyard
  • 9 December, 2012: Great Grey Shrike Culgaith near Penrith
  • 9 December, 2012: Waxwing 200 on Arnside Knott
  • 9 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 8 December, 2012: Waxwing 17 at Wetheral Pasture
  • 8 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB (Slavonian Grebe still & a Waxwing)
  • 7 December, 2012: Waxwing 40 between Carlisle and Wetheral at Scotby on Scotby Road
  • 7 December, 2012: Manx Shearwater 3 north past Workington
  • 7 December, 2012: Bean Goose 2 on Newton Marsh with Barnacle Geese
  • 7 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 a mile NE of Ireby at Sandale CA7 1DE
  • 7 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Carlisle at The Sands Centre CA1 1JG
  • 5 December, 2012: Waxwing 200 on Arnside Knott
  • 4 December, 2012: Waxwing 4 at Jockey Shield, Castle Carrock
  • 3 December, 2012: Waxwing 100+ at Derwent Water
  • 3 December, 2012: Waxwing one in Cockermouth
  • 3 December, 2012: Siberian Chiffchaff Ulverston in gardens with tit flock (3 Waxwings briefly)