Latest sightings

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  • 4 August, 2016: Little Egret group of 10 at Port Carlisle
  • 3 August, 2016: Groups of 14 & 58 Manx Shearwaters passed Bowness Viaduct this afternoon
  • 1 August, 2016: Curlew Sandpiper , Wedholme Flow
  • 26 July, 2016: Firecrest with several Goldcrests in private garden at Storth
  • 16 July, 2016: Little Tern Port Carlisle and adult Med. Gull at Bowness on Solway
  • 15 July, 2016: Wood Sandpiper still at Wedholme Flow
  • 12 July, 2016: Osprey Arnside
  • 12 July, 2016: 24 Common Sandpipers at Port Carlisle and 20 at Old Sandsfield on R Eden
  • 9 July, 2016: Osprey Melkinthorpe
  • 8 July, 2016: Wood Sandpiper, 17 BlackTailed Godwit, 1 Ruff & 2 Knot -- Wedholme Flow
  • 5 July, 2016: Osprey fishing Tindale Tarn
  • 23 June, 2016: Red Kite in Shap area
  • 5 June, 2016: Shelduck - 450 passed Bowness on Solway incl flock of 250 ; also Arctic Skua & Whimbrel
  • 5 June, 2016: Red Kite - Newton Marsh
  • 1 June, 2016: Hooded Crow at Whitehaven
  • 31 May, 2016: 80 Common Crossbill at Whinfell Forest , Penrith
  • 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