Latest sightings

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  • 3 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 3 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 66 Arctic Terns & Osprey
  • 3 May, 2012: Spoonbill Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool at 13.50
  • 2 May, 2012: Pomarine Skua 9 east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 6 Arctic Skuas, 4 Little Gulls & 630 Arctic Terns
  • 29 April, 2012: Glossy Ibis again no sign of the 3 birds at Campfield Marsh
  • 29 April, 2012: Glossy Ibis again no sign of the 3 birds at Campfield Marsh
  • 28 April, 2012: Glossy Ibis 3 at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain at 17.35 but no further sign by 18.15
  • 27 April, 2012: Pomarine Skua east past Bowness-on-Solway plus 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Skua
  • 26 April, 2012: Black Tern 1 at Killington Reservoir plus 4 Arctic Terns and an Osprey
  • 26 April, 2012: Glossy Ibis again just east of Arnside on flash viewed from junction of Carr Bank and Black Dyke Rd
  • 25 April, 2012: Glossy Ibis just east of Arnside on flash viewed from junction of Carr Bank and Black Dyke Rd
  • 24 April, 2012: Snow Bunting 1 on Helvellyn on Striding Edge
  • 22 April, 2012: Arctic Skua 3 east at Bowness-on-Solway at 13.15
  • 18 April, 2012: Glossy Ibis at Arnside Flash early morning
  • 15 April, 2012: White Stork (escaped metal-ringed adult) at Tebay M6 Services (northbound) on pond in afternoon
  • 14 April, 2012: Spotted Redshank at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 12 April, 2012: Long-tailed Duck still at South Walney NR
  • 12 April, 2012: Long-tailed Duck (fem) still NNW of Little Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 11 April, 2012: Long-tailed Duck (fem) still NNW of Little Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 11 April, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 9 April, 2012: Ross's Goose on Rockcliffe Marsh with Barnacle Geese at midday
  • 9 April, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 9 April, 2012: Garganey (drk) still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 7 April, 2012: Black Redstart (male) at Workington south of the pier
  • 6 April, 2012: Long-tailed Duck (fem) still NNW of Little Broughton at Soddy Gap in morning
  • 6 April, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh in morning