Latest sightings

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  • 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
  • 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