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.


  • 15 March, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv again on R.Eden at New Sandsfield cNY341616
  • 15 March, 2012: Lesser Snow Goose blue morph at Raby Cotes with 2500 Pink-footed Geese viewed from bridge
  • 15 March, 2012: Rough-legged Buzzard at Geltsdale RSPB to 1pm then flew west
  • 14 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 14 March, 2012: Lesser Snow Goose blue morph just north of Lessonhall with Pink-footed Geese again at 10am but no sign in a'noon
  • 13 March, 2012: Chiffchaff 2 at South Walney
  • 13 March, 2012: Greenland White-fronted Geese 13 just north of Lessonhall
  • 13 March, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 23 just north of Lessonhall
  • 13 March, 2012: Smew redhead at south end of Derwent Water
  • 13 March, 2012: Lesser Snow Goose blue morph just north of Lessonhall with Pink-footed Geese
  • 12 March, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 12 March, 2012: Greenland White-fronted Geese 80 at Lessonhall
  • 12 March, 2012: Lesser Snow Goose blue morph at Lessonhall with 2500 Pink-footed Geese
  • 11 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 11 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 11 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 10 March, 2012: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 10 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 10 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 10 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds
  • 10 March, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 at Longtown by track to Arthuret with Whoopers
  • 10 March, 2012: Water Pipit 1 on Walney Island in flooded fields near Biggar village
  • 8 March, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv between Crosscanonby and Allonby on beach opp Blue Dial Farm
  • 8 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 7 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain