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 May, 2013: Long-tailed Skua 2 past Bowness-on-Solway (31 Pomarine Skuas, i Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull) 08.15 to 18.00
  • 13 May, 2013: Long-tailed Duck Wedholme Flow (present since 9th May)
  • 13 May, 2013: 7 Long-tailed Skuas, 63 Pomarine Skuas, 5 Great Skuas and 18 Arctic Skuas past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 13 May, 2013: Common Crane near Wedholme Flow flew over field by track off Wigton/Kirkbride road at 18.25
  • 12 May, 2013: Pomarine Skua 10 past Bowness-on-Solway (1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull)
  • 11 May, 2013: Arctic Skua 4 off Far Arnside (50 Manx Shearwaters, 41 Gannets)
  • 11 May, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Campfield Marsh RSPB to left of lane leading to hide at North Plain
  • 11 May, 2013: Pomarine Skua 4 past Braystones (1 Arctic Skua)
  • 11 May, 2013: 4 Long_tailed Skuas, 66 Pomarine Skuas, 15 Great Skuas, 14 Arctic Skuas and a Little Gull past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 10 May, 2013: Long-tailed Skua 2 off Walney Island at 11.15 (2 Great Skuas and 3 Arctic Skuas)
  • 10 May, 2013: Little Gull 3 at Drumburgh
  • 10 May, 2013: Pomarine Skua 86 past Bowness-on-Solway by 14.57 (4 Great Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas)
  • 9 May, 2013: Great Skua 3 past Bowness-on-Solway (1 Arctic Skua)
  • 9 May, 2013: Little Gull 3 at Drumburgh
  • 9 May, 2013: Arctic Skua 2 off Silecroft
  • 9 May, 2013: Black Tern 2 at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 7 May, 2013: Slavonian Grebe on Kent Estuary at Ashmeadow, Arnside on the tide
  • 6 May, 2013: Pomarine Skua 5 past Bowness-on-Solway (1 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skuas, 2 Little Gulls, male Marsh Harrier) 08.00-12.00
  • 6 May, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake still at Campfield Marsh RSPB to left of lane leading to hide at North Plain (Wood Sandpiper on saltmarsh pool)
  • 5 May, 2013: Pomarine Skua 7 past Bowness-on-Solway (11 Great Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas) 08.10-11.20
  • 5 May, 2013: Green-winged Teal drake at Campfield Marsh RSPB to left of lane leading to hide at North Plain
  • 4 May, 2013: Osprey flew south at Killington Reservoir at 10.59
  • 3 May, 2013: Pomarine Skua 4 past Bowness-on-Solway (3 Great Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, 4 Velvet Scoters & 2 Little Gulls)
  • 2 May, 2013: Black Redstart male Great Dun Fell by radar station
  • 1 May, 2013: Bee Eater on Walney Island at Biggar at 09.00 then flew north and no further sign by 09.45