Latest sightings

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  • 25 November, 2011: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 25 November, 2011: Common Scoter 4 on Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 25 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Bassenthwaite Lake at south end
  • 25 November, 2011: European White-fronted Goose 12 at Blackdyke, Silloth
  • 25 November, 2011: Water Pipit still at Walney in flooded fields near Biggar
  • 25 November, 2011: Pale-bellied Brent Goose 157 at South Walney
  • 25 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 25 November, 2011: European White-fronted Goose 5 east of Silloth at Calvo
  • 25 November, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 76+ at Blackdyke, Silloth
  • 24 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 23 November, 2011: Water Pipit Walney Island in flooded fields near Biggar
  • 23 November, 2011: Smew redhead at Bowness-on-Solway off railings
  • 23 November, 2011: Black-throated Diver juv still on Bassenthwaite Lake off Blackstock Point
  • 23 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Bassenthwaite Lake at south end
  • 23 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 23 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck Female at Soddy Gap
  • 20 November, 2011: Great Crested Grebe 64 off Silloth
  • 18 November, 2011: Estimated 500,000 Starlings at Gretna
  • 17 November, 2011: Great White Egret at Bassenthwaite
  • 16 November, 2011: Great Grey Shrike at Tarn Hows
  • 15 November, 2011: 502 Red-throated diver drifting in on the tide off Allonby
  • 14 November, 2011: Over 1000 Pink-footed geese and 2000 Barnacle geese at Calvo Marsh
  • 13 November, 2011: Estimated 100,000+ starlings at Gretna
  • 13 November, 2011: Record numbers of Short Eared Owls coming across the North Sea this Autumn due to the best breeding season in fifty years
  • 12 November, 2011: 32 European White fronted Geese flew over Appleby Golf course and were then seen at Leighton Moss