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.


  • 28 October, 2012: Cetti's Warbler on Walney Island at North Scale Kennels in scrub by pond
  • 28 October, 2012: Whooper Swan 289 at Eskneals in fields opposite Qinetic depot (2 Ruff on estuary at Newbiggin)
  • 28 October, 2012: American Golden Plover adult again in fields at Cardurnock NY171581
  • 27 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh just west of saltmarsh pool
  • 27 October, 2012: Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) at Cardurnock with Barnacle Geese
  • 27 October, 2012: American Golden Plover adult in fields between Anthorn and Longcroft NY209583 (different bird to yday) plus 9 Ruff
  • 26 October, 2012: Snow Bunting male Walney Bird Observatory
  • 26 October, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 2 on R.Eden upstream from Rockcliffe
  • 26 October, 2012: Little Stint and Spotted Redshank at Port Carlisle
  • 26 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 26 October, 2012: Richardson's Canada Goose (form hutchinsii) seen again in flight at Whitrigg with Barnacle Geese at 13.23
  • 26 October, 2012: American Golden Plover adult in fields at Cardurnock (30 Twite between Cardurnock & Anthorn)
  • 25 October, 2012: Hooded Crow at Eskmeals opposite Qinetic depot (175 Whoopers)
  • 25 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 25 October, 2012: Curlew Sandpiper at Port Carlisle plus Little Stint & Common Sandpiper
  • 25 October, 2012: Richardson's Canada Goose (form hutchinsii) at Whitrigg with 200 Barnacle Geese at 13.23
  • 23 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool (4 Little Egrets)
  • 23 October, 2012: Long-tailed Skua juv past South Walney (14 Scaup 5 Shags)
  • 22 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh beyond saltmarsh pool (6 Little Egrets)
  • 21 October, 2012: Arctic Skua 2 off St Bees Head
  • 21 October, 2012: Hooded Crow at Eskmeals opposite Qinetic depot (135 Whoopers in flooded fields)
  • 21 October, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull adult south of Ravenglass on the Esk Estuary near Newbiggin Viaduct
  • 21 October, 2012: Slavonian Grebe at Hodbarrow on the lagoon plus drake Scaup
  • 21 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 20 October, 2012: White-fronted Goose Eskmeals in flooded fields opposite Qinetic depot with 500 Greylags & 91 Whoopers