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.


  • 24 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 23 November, 2011: Water Pipit Walney Island in flooded fields near Biggar
  • 23 November, 2011: Smew redhead at Bowness-on-Solway off railings
  • 23 November, 2011: Black-throated Diver juv still on Bassenthwaite Lake off Blackstock Point
  • 23 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Bassenthwaite Lake at south end
  • 23 November, 2011: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 23 November, 2011: Long-tailed Duck Female at Soddy Gap
  • 20 November, 2011: Great Crested Grebe 64 off Silloth
  • 18 November, 2011: Estimated 500,000 Starlings at Gretna
  • 17 November, 2011: Great White Egret at Bassenthwaite
  • 16 November, 2011: Great Grey Shrike at Tarn Hows
  • 15 November, 2011: 502 Red-throated diver drifting in on the tide off Allonby
  • 14 November, 2011: Over 1000 Pink-footed geese and 2000 Barnacle geese at Calvo Marsh
  • 13 November, 2011: Estimated 100,000+ starlings at Gretna
  • 13 November, 2011: Record numbers of Short Eared Owls coming across the North Sea this Autumn due to the best breeding season in fifty years
  • 12 November, 2011: 32 European White fronted Geese flew over Appleby Golf course and were then seen at Leighton Moss
  • 11 November, 2011: 30 Whooper Swan at Kirkby Thore near Appleby
  • 11 November, 2011: Black redstart seen at Workington between the new pier and old pier on the rock