Latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog, latest photos from Cumbria on BirdGuides and the Cumbria Birding Facebook group.

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  • 31 May, 2016: Marsh harrier - Carlisle Airport
  • 30 May, 2016: drake Bufflehead on Windermere ( Belle Isle )
  • 25 May, 2016: Glaucous Gull at Port Carlise
  • 18 May, 2016: Little Tern Bowness on Solway
  • 18 May, 2016: Pectoral Sandpiper R Esk Longtown
  • 16 May, 2016: Shorteared Owl Shap
  • 16 May, 2016: Glaucous Gull - Bowness Railings also 8 Whimbrel
  • 15 May, 2016: 7 Dotterel on Pennine Ridge towards Cold Fell
  • 14 May, 2016: Dusky Warbler Walney Island
  • 13 May, 2016: 4 Pomarine and 1 Arctic Skuas passed Bowness on Solway
  • 13 May, 2016: Wood Sandpiper R Esk at Longtown
  • 11 May, 2016: Black Kite Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 8 May, 2016: Osprey at Bowness on solway and high over Wetheral
  • 8 May, 2016: Glaucous Gull and Little Stint at Bowness on Solway
  • 8 May, 2016: Spoonbill reported at Walney
  • 7 May, 2016: 4 Great Northern Divers Bowness on Solway
  • 2 May, 2016: 4 Dotterel at private site near Tebay
  • 2 May, 2016: Skua passage at last - 1 Pom & 1 Arctic 1/5/16 but 4 Great, 2 Arctic & 5 Pom. today
  • 24 April, 2016: Hoopoe Pullwood , north end of Windermere
  • 21 April, 2016: Dotterel 3 on Helvelyn Summit
  • 21 April, 2016: Passing Red Kite & Marsh Harrier Hallbankgate area
  • 21 April, 2016: Drake Mandarin Duck - Windermere .
  • 19 April, 2016: 6 Whimbrel R Esk Longtown also several Common Sandpipers
  • 19 April, 2016: Sedge Warbler at Ulpha Meadows
  • 15 April, 2016: Hoopoe for 2nd day in private garden on Heron Hill, Kendal, but no sign this pm!