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.


  • 7 March, 2012: Dartford Warbler no sign of bird SW of Arnside at Park Point 09.30-11.30
  • 6 March, 2012: Dartford Warbler SW of Arnside at SW end of Arnside Park at Park Point SD437766
  • 6 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 6 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 5 March, 2012: Bittern 2 at Siddick Pond
  • 5 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 5 March, 2012: Great White Egret briefly at Port Carlisle then at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 5 March, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv between Crosscanonby and Allonby on beach
  • 5 March, 2012: Marsh Harrier male flew west at Arnside at 10.30am
  • 5 March, 2012: Sand Martin Moota Quarry NY148361
  • 4 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 4 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 4 March, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 9 at Longtown
  • 4 March, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 at Longtown with 75 Whoopers
  • 4 March, 2012: Bean Goose 2 at Longtown viewable from A7 lay-by
  • 3 March, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 6 at Whitrigg
  • 3 March, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 1 at Whitrigg
  • 3 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds
  • 3 March, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 still at Longtown with Whoopers
  • 3 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 2 March, 2012: Glaucous Gull 1 at Burgh Marsh Point
  • 2 March, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 1 March, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 29 February, 2012: Bewick's Swan adult still at Longtown Ponds with Whoopers
  • 29 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck still at Longtown Ponds