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.


  • 14 February, 2013: Waxwing 25 in Penrith in NFU Mutual car park on Cromwell Road
  • 12 February, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 12 February, 2013: Great Northern Diver 2 juvs on Ramsden Dock Barrow-in-Furness
  • 12 February, 2013: Probable Black Brant juv Rampside with dark-bellied Brent Geese at high tide
  • 11 February, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 11 February, 2013: Waxwing 45 in Kendal off Shap Rd by Lyte Byte at 08.30 then flew towards Mintsfeet
  • 10 February, 2013: Probable Black Brant juv Wylock Marsh, Walney Island with 167 pale-bellied and one dark-bellied Brent Geese
  • 10 February, 2013: Waxwing 43 in Penrith on Cromwell Road
  • 9 February, 2013: Smew drake Derwent Water again in bay between Lords Island and Friars Ceag
  • 9 February, 2013: Waxwing 1 in Kendal at Birchwood Close
  • 9 February, 2013: Waxwing 42 in Penrith in NFU Mutual car park on Cromwell Road
  • 9 February, 2013: Great Northern Diver 1 juv still on Ramsden Dock Barrow-in-Furness
  • 8 February, 2013: Waxwing 20 in Penrith in NFU Mutual car park on Cromwell Road
  • 8 February, 2013: Waxwing 9 in Kendal on Sandylands by post office
  • 7 February, 2013: Snow Bunting 2 at Geltsdale above Howgill Cottages on Brown Fell
  • 7 February, 2013: Waxwing 42 in Penrith in NFU Mutual car park on Cromwell Road
  • 7 February, 2013: Smew drake Derwent Water again opposite Hawes End
  • 6 February, 2013: Greenland White-fronted Goose 1st-winter at Anthorn with pink-footed Geese
  • 6 February, 2013: Great Northern Diver 2 juvs on Ramsden Dock Barrow-in-Furness
  • 6 February, 2013: Waxwing 25 in Penrith on Cromwell Road
  • 6 February, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 5 February, 2013: Snow Bunting 4 SSW of Penrith at Helton Fell
  • 4 February, 2013: Common Sandpiper still at Port Carlisle
  • 4 February, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 3 February, 2013: Smew drake Derwent Water again in bay north of Lords Island