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.


  • 10 November, 2012: Waxwing 28 in Dalston flew north near Caaldew School
  • 10 November, 2012: Waxwing 120 in Penrith on Gilwilly Road between Peugeot garage and Penrith Body Shop
  • 9 November, 2012: Waxwing 18 in Keswick at Manor Brow
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 8 in Ambleside in Borrans Park
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 40 in Keswick in main car park
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 1 in Keswick in Booth's car park
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 50 in Dalston flew over village (10 briefly at Garden House Nurseries)
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 12 in Carlisle along West Walls
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 44 in Penrith at Gilwilly Industrial Estate opposite Peugeot showroom
  • 8 November, 2012: Waxwing 100+ in Penrith at junction of Oak Rd & Carleton Rd
  • 7 November, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh just west of saltmarsh pool
  • 7 November, 2012: Waxwing 12 in Carlisle on Kingstown Industrial Estate
  • 7 November, 2012: Waxwing 8 in Workington flew over town centre
  • 7 November, 2012: Waxwing 8 in Wetheral at Greenacres
  • 7 November, 2012: Waxwing 17 in Keswick in town centre car park
  • 7 November, 2012: Waxwing 30 in Penrith at Penrith Industrial Estate
  • 7 November, 2012: Waxwing 55 in Carlisle (35 at Inglewood School Harraby 20 on Eastern Way by Arnside Rd junction)
  • 6 November, 2012: Waxwing 20 in Penrith at junction of Norfolk Rd & Alexandra Rd plus 8 on Brentfield Way near Askham Close
  • 6 November, 2012: Waxwing 9 in Dalston at Barras Close
  • 5 November, 2012: Waxwing 12 in Keswick
  • 5 November, 2012: Bittern at Siddick Pond
  • 5 November, 2012: Waxwing 6 in Carlisle on Kingstown Industrial Estate on Kingstown Broadway outside Parkgate Eng.
  • 5 November, 2012: Waxwing c12 in Dalston at Barras Close
  • 5 November, 2012: American Golden Plover 2 (adult & juv) at Anthorn with 5000 Golden Plover at 15.45
  • 4 November, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull adult south of Ravenglass on the Esk Estuary near Newbiggin Viaduct (Spotted Redshank, Greenshank)