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.


  • 10 January, 2013: Black Redstart Grange-over-Sands promenade between signal box and bridge
  • 9 January, 2013: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 9 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Talkin Tarn
  • 8 January, 2013: Smew drake again on Tindale Tarn
  • 7 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe
  • 7 January, 2013: Smew drake on Tindale Tarn
  • 6 January, 2013: Bittern again at Siddick Pond
  • 6 January, 2013: Smew drake on Tindale Tarn
  • 6 January, 2013: Smew drake on Talkin Tarn
  • 6 January, 2013: Great Northern Diver juv on Ramsden Dock Barrow-in-Furness
  • 6 January, 2013: Great Northern Diver off Silecroft (9 Scaup)
  • 6 January, 2013: Greenland White-fronted Goose 8 (2ads 6 juvs) Eskmeals in fields opposite Qinetic depot (20 Whooper Swans)
  • 6 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe (Spotted Redshank Haverigg)
  • 5 January, 2013: Hooded Crow Burneside between Sprint Mill and Must Hill Farm
  • 5 January, 2013: Long-tailed Duck Dalston at Cardew Mires Lake
  • 4 January, 2013: Smew drake on Talkin Tarn
  • 4 January, 2013: Waxwing 13 in Milnthorpe on Beetham Road opposite Age Concern Furniture Store
  • 3 January, 2013: Common Sandpiper still at Port Carlisle
  • 3 January, 2013: Marsh Harrier female Arnside over fields towards Blackdyke
  • 3 January, 2013: Little Stint again east of Port Carlisle opposite entrance to caravan site
  • 2 January, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB +Slavonian Grebe
  • 2 January, 2013: Little Stint east of Port Carlisle opposite entrance to caravan site
  • 2 January, 2013: Mediterranean Gull adult on Kirkbride airfield
  • 1 January, 2013: Waxwing 2 in Milnthorpe on Beetham Road
  • 1 January, 2013: Short-eared Owl 3 at Mawbray