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 April, 2013: Waxwing 25 in Kendal at junction of Stainbank Road and Cedar Grove
  • 14 April, 2013: Slavonian Grebe again on lagoon at Hodbarrow (Scaup, Jack Snipe)
  • 14 April, 2013: 16 Great Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Little Gulls, 715 Kittiwakes and a Long-tailed Duck past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 13 April, 2013: Waxwing 8 in Kendal at junction of Stainbank Road and Cedar Close
  • 12 April, 2013: Probable Black Brant juv again at Roa Island with 19 dark-bellied Brent Geese at high tide
  • 12 April, 2013: Black Redstart at Kirksanton along track between village and shore c800m north of windfarm
  • 11 April, 2013: Waxwing 8 in Kendal at sandy Bottoms
  • 11 April, 2013: Waxwing 15 in Kendal behind 6 Birchwood Close
  • 10 April, 2013: Waxwing 10+ in Kendal behind Romney Gardens
  • 10 April, 2013: Water Pipit on SW side of Cavendish Dock, Barrow-in-Furness SD211678
  • 10 April, 2013: Todd's Canada Goose again at Whitrigg
  • 9 April, 2013: Osprey at Ghyll Head near Windermere
  • 8 April, 2013: Waxwing 6 in Arnside on Redhills Road
  • 7 April, 2013: Waxwing 2 in Carlisle at Duranhill
  • 6 April, 2013: Waxwing SW of Penrith at Stainton at Princes Court
  • 6 April, 2013: Waxwing 20+ in Levens by post office
  • 6 April, 2013: Waxwing 20 in Kendal on Sparrowmire Lane
  • 6 April, 2013: Hooded Crow Eskmeals opposite Qinetic depot
  • 6 April, 2013: Slavonian Grebe again on lagoon at Hodbarrow (4 Scaup)
  • 6 April, 2013: Yellow-legged Gull adult again at Whitehaven Harbour (Black Guillemot)
  • 6 April, 2013: Waxwing SE of Kendal at Halfpenny
  • 5 April, 2013: Slavonian Grebe again on lagoon at Hodbarrow
  • 5 April, 2013: Red-necked Grebe 1 in summer plumage at South Walney
  • 5 April, 2013: Osprey flew north off Bootle
  • 5 April, 2013: Waxwing 35 in Levens by Central Stores