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.


  • 4 April, 2013: Great Northern Diver 2 off Walney Island
  • 4 April, 2013: Snow Bunting 5 on summit of Cross Fell
  • 4 April, 2013: Waxwing 7 at Arnside on Blackdyke Road between Briery Bank and Swingate Road
  • 3 April, 2013: Great Northern Diver off Walney Island (Hooded Crow, 16 Whooper Swans)
  • 3 April, 2013: Waxwing 28 still in Levens by post ofice
  • 2 April, 2013: Waxwing 33 in Levens by post office again
  • 1 April, 2013: Waxwing 28 in Levens by post office
  • 31 March, 2013: Snow Bunting 20 on flanks of Longlands Fell above Charleston Gill, 277358
  • 31 March, 2013: Waxwing 5 in Carlisle near art college in Stanwix
  • 29 March, 2013: Osprey at Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 28 March, 2013: Waxwing 9 in Kendal on Mintsfeet Industrial Estate by Lyte Byte
  • 26 March, 2013: Bittern 2 still at Siddick Pond
  • 26 March, 2013: Waxwing 13 in Bigrigg
  • 24 March, 2013: Wheatear male at Sellafield
  • 24 March, 2013: Waxwing 20 in Penrith in Morrison's car park
  • 23 March, 2013: Waxwing 6 still in Grange-over-Sands at junction of Kents Bank Road and Methven Road
  • 22 March, 2013: Waxwing 6 still in Grange-over-Sands at junction of Kents Bank Road and Methven Road
  • 22 March, 2013: Waxwing 7 in Scotby on Scotby Road
  • 22 March, 2013: Waxwing 30 in Kendal on Heron Hi;; at junction of Lingmoor Rise and Valley Drive
  • 21 March, 2013: Waxwing 10 in Kendal at junction of Oxenholme Road and Burton Road
  • 21 March, 2013: Spoonbill flew east at Walney Island (Sandwich Tern and Hooded Crow)
  • 21 March, 2013: Waxwing 6 in Grange-over-Sands at junction of Kents Bank Road and Methven Road
  • 19 March, 2013: Great White Egret at Grange-over-Sands in Kent channel
  • 19 March, 2013: Waxwing 46 in Kendal at 110 Stainbank Road
  • 18 March, 2013: Yellow-legged Gull adult again at Whitehaven Harbour