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.


  • 2 December, 2012: Velvet Scoter 2 1st-winter males off Silecroft with 151 Common Scoters
  • 2 December, 2012: Bittern again at Siddick Pond
  • 2 December, 2012: RED-BREASTED GOOSE again at Cardurnock in fields west of village with Barnacle Geese
  • 1 December, 2012: Waxwing 15 on Arnside Knott
  • 1 December, 2012: Waxwing 5 in Kendal on Kettlewell Road
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing 3 at Holme in Mayfield Avenue
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing c30 on Arnside Knott
  • 30 November, 2012: RED-BREASTED GOOSE again at Cardurnock with Barnacle Geese at 13.00
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing 15 at Milburn
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing 9 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing 22 in Penrith in Carleton area
  • 30 November, 2012: Waxwing 50 Wetheral between Scotby Rd & Wetheral Pasture
  • 29 November, 2012: Great White Egret still ay Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 29 November, 2012: Waxwing 9 on Arnside Knott
  • 29 November, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB on estuary north of hide (Slavonian Grebe on lagoon)
  • 29 November, 2012: Waxwing 6 in Carlisle in Stanwix at Carr Milling Industry
  • 29 November, 2012: Waxwing 13 in Kendal at Wasdale Close
  • 29 November, 2012: RED-BREASTED GOOSE again at Cardurnock with 6000 Barnacle Geese at 13.00
  • 28 November, 2012: Hooded Crow stll at South Walney N.R.
  • 28 November, 2012: Great White Egret still ay Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool (3 Little Egrets)
  • 28 November, 2012: Mediterranean Gull 2 adults at Eskmeals in fields opposite Qinetic depot
  • 28 November, 2012: Waxwing 13 in Carlisle near Cumwhinton Rd/Garlands Rd junction
  • 28 November, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB by island (Slavonian Grebe & Red-throated Diver on lagoon)
  • 28 November, 2012: RED-BREASTED GOOSE Cardurnock at Longdyke Scar this a'noon with 1000+ Barnacle Geese then flew north