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.


  • 17 June, 2012: Marsh Harrier male east of Arnside at Carr Bank
  • 17 June, 2012: Pomarine Skua past Walney Island plus 2 Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua
  • 16 June, 2012: Red Kite at Watchtree N.R.
  • 10 June, 2012: Little Gull 2 1st-summers at Haverigg
  • 10 June, 2012: Storm Petrel 8 off Selker Point
  • 9 June, 2012: Storm Petrel past Biggar Bank Walney Island plus 3 Arctic Skuas and 3 Great Skuas
  • 9 June, 2012: Sooty Shearwater flew past Biggar Bank Walney Island at 14.30
  • 7 June, 2012: Little Gull 1st-summer at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 7 June, 2012: Curlew Sandpiper at South Walney
  • 5 June, 2012: Pectoral Sandpiper on Walney Island at Snab Point
  • 4 June, 2012: Wood Sandpiper at South Walney plus a Ruff and a Hooded Crow
  • 4 June, 2012: Marsh Harrier male east of Arnside north of Silverdale Moss
  • 4 June, 2012: Greenish Warbler trapped and ringed at Walney Bird Observatory and released into observatory garden
  • 3 June, 2012: Little Gull 1st-summer at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 2 June, 2012: Black Redstart female at South Walney N.R. plus a Little Stint
  • 1 June, 2012: Marsh Harrier male flew west over Arnside Marsh
  • 1 June, 2012: Avocet 2 on Kent Estuary at Arnside just south of viaduct
  • 29 May, 2012: Bee Eater c3 miles SE of Workington 500yds east of A595 roundabout by minor road to Branthwaite at 09.30 and again at 12.20
  • 28 May, 2012: Avocet 2 on Kent Estuary at Arnside just south of viaduct
  • 28 May, 2012: Black-winged Stilt at Hodbarrow RSPB on island in front of hide at 15.30 but no sign in evening
  • 27 May, 2012: Long-tailed Duck still at South Walney N.R.
  • 27 May, 2012: Avocet 2 at South Walney N.R.
  • 26 May, 2012: Black Kite flew west over Gilpin Bridge near Levens at 10.55
  • 25 May, 2012: Nightjar over Sandgate, Kendal at 21.50
  • 25 May, 2012: Common Crane north down Gelt Valley at 13.45