Latest sightings

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  • 30 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 4+ at Walby on flood
  • 30 November, 2011: Bewick's Swan 2 on Kirkbride airfield with 300 Whoopers
  • 30 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 29 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at end of lane (North Plain Farm)
  • 29 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 5 at Walby on flood with 300 Greylags
  • 29 November, 2011: Bean Goose several reported flying near Crosby-on-Eden by airport road
  • 29 November, 2011: Whooper Swan 270 at Kirkbride airfield
  • 28 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 28 November, 2011: Swallow 1 over Kent Estuary at Arnside
  • 28 November, 2011: Twite 100 at South Walney N.R.
  • 28 November, 2011: Pale-bellied Brent Goose 157 at South Walney
  • 28 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 28 November, 2011: Great Skua 1 off Walney Island
  • 28 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose c4 flew south from Calvo near Silloth at 11am
  • 28 November, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose c60 flew south from Calvo near Silloth at 11am
  • 28 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 28 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at end of lane (North Plain Farm)
  • 28 November, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 6 SW of Brigsteer in Lyth Valley SD4475880
  • 28 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 6 flew SE over Arnside Marsh at midday
  • 28 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 10 flew SW over Leasgill near Milnthorpe at 10.15
  • 27 November, 2011: Pale-bellied Brent Goose 161 at South Walney
  • 27 November, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 flew over Walney Island
  • 27 November, 2011: Little Gull adult off Walney Island
  • 27 November, 2011: Water Pipit still at Walney in flooded fields near Biggar
  • 27 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at end of lane (North Plain Farm)