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.


  • 18 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh just west of saltmarsh pool
  • 17 October, 2012: Great Northern Diver in summer plumage off Walney Island
  • 17 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh just west of saltmarsh pool
  • 16 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 15 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 14 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool (Curlew Sandpiper Anthorn)
  • 13 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 12 October, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 10 October, 2012: Slavonian Grebe still at Hodbarrow on west side of lagoon (Spotted Redshank on adjacent estuary)
  • 10 October, 2012: Great White Egret at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 8 October, 2012: Slavonian Grebe at Hodbarrow on west side of lagoon near ski bank
  • 6 October, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull adult south of Ravenglass on the Esk Estuary near Newbiggin Viaduct
  • 2 October, 2012: Slavonian Grebe at Hodbarrow on the lagoon
  • 29 September, 2012: Dotterel juvenile just SSE of Skiddaw by track at Little Man NY266279
  • 28 September, 2012: Sandwich Tern adult at Ferry Nab Windermere
  • 28 September, 2012: Brent Goose 3 pale-bellied birds at Drumburgh Marsh
  • 28 September, 2012: American Golden Plover adult Drumburgh Marsh on mud at 09.11 (new bird)
  • 27 September, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull 2 south of Ravenglass on the Esk Estuary near Newbiggin Viaduct plus Hooded Crow in nearby fields
  • 27 September, 2012: Long-billed Dowitcher at Drumburgh on mud on ebbing tide
  • 26 September, 2012: Long-tailed Duck past Walney Island
  • 26 September, 2012: Yellow-browed Warbler reported again south of Barrow-in-Furness at Westfield Point NR near gas terminal by Kingfisher sign late morning
  • 26 September, 2012: American Golden Plover adult west of Bowness-on-Solway on mud 800m east of viaduct at 16.45
  • 25 September, 2012: Yellow-browed Warbler south of Barrow-in-Furness at Westfield Point NR near gas terminal by Kingfisher sign at 11.30
  • 24 September, 2012: American Golden Plover adult east of Drumburgh on edge of Drumburgh Marsh at 09.10 then flew off
  • 24 September, 2012: American Golden Plover adult again east of Drumburgh in field behind Enness House at 12.48