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.


  • 28 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 6+ near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 28 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 2 at Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 27 December, 2011: Sandwich Tern 1 off Workington
  • 26 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 26 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 18 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 24 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 8 near Cark at Holker estate
  • 24 December, 2011: Marsh Harrier juv by Arnside Viaduct
  • 24 December, 2011: Great White Egret 2 between Drumburgh and Burgh-by-Sands
  • 23 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 22 December, 2011: Black Redstart 1 at Watchtree N.R.
  • 21 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 21 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow on lagoon
  • 20 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 20 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn + female Mandarin
  • 20 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 18 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 44 NE of Carlisle by River Eden at Linstock
  • 18 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 110 at Longtown in field south of main pond
  • 18 December, 2011: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn + female Mandarin
  • 18 December, 2011: Yellow-legged Gull adult at Workington NX970311
  • 18 December, 2011: Great White Egret 1 at Grange-over-Sands on marsh opposite railway station
  • 17 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 25 near Flookburgh
  • 17 December, 2011: Spotted Redshank 2 south of Ravenglass on Esk Estuary
  • 17 December, 2011: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 17 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 19 between Longtown and Arthuret Pools
  • 17 December, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh