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.


  • 22 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 1 east past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 21 May, 2012: Marsh Harrier flew north over Maryport
  • 21 May, 2012: Long-tailed Duck still at South Walney N.R.
  • 20 May, 2012: Garganey drake at Braystones at Tarnside Caravan Site
  • 17 May, 2012: Long-tailed Duck still at South Walney N.R. plus Hooded Crow
  • 17 May, 2012: Iceland Gull juv at Bowness-on-Solway plus a Great Skua & 2 Arctic Skuas
  • 16 May, 2012: Long-tailed Duck at South Walney N.R. plus Marsh Harrier & 2 Arctic Skuas
  • 14 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 27 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 9 Arctic Skuas and 3 Great Skuas 05.50-09.00
  • 13 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 5 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 4 Arctic Skua & 1 Great Skua 16.15-19.05
  • 13 May, 2012: Long-tailed Skua 1 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 10 Pomarine Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas and 3 Great Skuas 04.45-12.00
  • 12 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 19 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 1 Great Skua
  • 12 May, 2012: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve on island in front of hide
  • 11 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 7 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 3 Great Skuas
  • 11 May, 2012: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve on island in front of hide
  • 10 May, 2012: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve on island in front of hide
  • 9 May, 2012: Long-billed Dowitcher at Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve on island in front of hide
  • 8 May, 2012: Black Tern on River Esk at Longtown
  • 8 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 34 east past Bowness-on-Solway 12.00-15.00
  • 7 May, 2012: Avocet on Kent Estuary at Sandside at 07.50
  • 7 May, 2012: Long-tailed Skua 3 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Long-tailed Ducks and an Osprey
  • 5 May, 2012: Arctic Skua 3 east at Bowness-on-Solway + 1 Great Skua, 2 Little Gulls, 20+ Arctic Terns and an Osprey
  • 5 May, 2012: Spoonbill again at Campfield Marsh at 07.30
  • 4 May, 2012: Avocet on Kent Estuary at Sandside on incoming tide
  • 4 May, 2012: Spoonbill again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 4 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 2 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 4 Arctic Skuas & 215 Arctic Terns