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.


  • 6 April, 2012: Ross's Goose with c13,000 Barnacle Geese at Old Sandsfield in morning
  • 5 April, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 5 April, 2012: Glaucous Gull (juv) at Carr Beds near Rockcliffe at 1700hrs briefly
  • 4 April, 2012: Whimbrel (12) - NNW of Little Broughton at Soddy Gap at 1030am
  • 4 April, 2012: Long-tailed Duck (fem) still NNW of Little Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 4 April, 2012: Garganey (drk) still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 4 April, 2012: Great White Egret still Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 3 April, 2012: Osprey at Great Corby at 06.40
  • 3 April, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 2 April, 2012: Marsh Harrier female east of Arnside at north end of Silverdale Moss
  • 2 April, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 1 April, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 31 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 31 March, 2012: Swallow 1 at Ulpha Meadows
  • 31 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 31 March, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 31 March, 2012: Garganey drake still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 30 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds
  • 30 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 30 March, 2012: Garganey drake still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 30 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 30 March, 2012: Red-necked Grebe 1 off Sellafield
  • 30 March, 2012: Marsh Harrier female east of Arnside at north end of Silverdale Moss
  • 29 March, 2012: Osprey 1 at South Walney
  • 29 March, 2012: Osprey 1 at Bassenthwaite Lake