Latest sightings

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  • 22 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler on cycle track between Beckermet & Sellafield near picnic table
  • 21 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler Carlisle Airport and another in Cockermouth
  • 21 October, 2016: Long Tailed Duck ( drake) Sunbiggin Tarn still present 23/10/16
  • 10 October, 2016: Jack Snipe - Eycott Hill - also 112 Common Snipe
  • 10 October, 2016: Marsh Harrier - RSPB Campfield Reserve
  • 10 October, 2016: Little Stint & Wood piper still in the flooded field at Heversham with 28 Black Tailed Godwit and 2 Ruff
  • 9 October, 2016: 20 Mediterranean Gulls at Siddick Pond
  • 7 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler still in sycamores at Tarn Flat Farm St Bees Head
  • 7 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler Waterside Wigton
  • 6 October, 2016: 2 (or possibly 3 ) Yellow Browed Warblers Westfield Point SD225669
  • 6 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler in sycamores at Tarn Flat Farm St Bees Head
  • 5 October, 2016: YBW still present today in small Willow patch just below coastal path at Saltom Bay St Bees Head , difficult to spot, not vocal
  • 5 October, 2016: Great White Egrets at Killington Lake and Foulshaw Moss
  • 5 October, 2016: Yellow Browed Warbler Flookburgh
  • 4 October, 2016: 3 Green Sandpiper still at Walby Flash still present 5/10/16
  • 4 October, 2016: Wood Sandpiper still at Heversham also 4 Ruff and 25 Black Tailed Godwit
  • 3 October, 2016: Yellowbrowed Warbler Saltholm Bay Whitehaven
  • 1 October, 2016: 2 Green Sandpipers Walby Flash
  • 25 September, 2016: 7 Curlew Sandpipers still at Port Carlsile
  • 25 September, 2016: Sabine's Gull south at Workington also 12 Mediterranean Gulls in HArbour
  • 25 September, 2016: Marsh Harrier RSPB Campfield
  • 18 September, 2016: 6 Pale Bellied Brent Geese - RSPB Campfield Reserve
  • 16 September, 2016: Little Stint R Kent Estuary - Mid Foulshaw also 18/9/16
  • 13 September, 2016: 22 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Little Stints at Port Carlisle/Bowness Railings
  • 13 September, 2016: 2 Wood Sandpipers, Ruff and Pectoral Sandpiper at Heversham