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.


  • 15 December, 2012: Waxwing 80 on Arnside Knott
  • 15 December, 2012: Slavonian Grebe 2 off Foulney Island (Scaup, Short-eared Owl)
  • 15 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB (Slavonian Grebe still & 4 Scaup)
  • 14 December, 2012: Waxwing 8 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 14 December, 2012: Waxwing 18 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 13 December, 2012: Velvet Scoter 4 off Silecroft with 150 Common Scoters & 2 Scaup
  • 13 December, 2012: Waxwing 6 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 13 December, 2012: Waxwing 17 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 13 December, 2012: Waxwing 300+ on Arnside Knott
  • 12 December, 2012: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 12 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 12 December, 2012: Waxwing 17 in Kendal on Underley Road
  • 12 December, 2012: Waxwing 84 on Arnside Knott
  • 11 December, 2012: Waxwing 350 on Arnside Knott
  • 11 December, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull adult at Sellafield
  • 11 December, 2012: Waxwing 2 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 10 December, 2012: Waxwing 1 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 10 December, 2012: Waxwing 6 in Wetheral by Scotby Road opposite Croft Park
  • 10 December, 2012: Waxwing 200 on Arnside Knott
  • 10 December, 2012: Green-winged Teal drake still at Hodbarrow RSPB by island (Slavonian Grebe still on lagoon & 4 Waxwings by car park)
  • 9 December, 2012: Waxwing 50 in Keswick in St John's Churchyard
  • 9 December, 2012: Great Grey Shrike Culgaith near Penrith
  • 9 December, 2012: Waxwing 200 on Arnside Knott
  • 9 December, 2012: Waxwing 3 in Dalston at Garden House Nursery
  • 8 December, 2012: Waxwing 17 at Wetheral Pasture