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.


  • 29 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck still at South Walney
  • 28 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 28 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 26 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 26 February, 2012: Smew drake on Talkin Tarn
  • 25 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 25 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 25 February, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv between Crosscanonby and Allonby on beach opp Blue Dial Farm
  • 25 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 25 February, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 24 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 24 February, 2012: Smew 2 (1 drake) on Talkin Tarn
  • 23 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 23 February, 2012: Water Pipit 1 on Walney Island in flooded fields near Biggar village
  • 22 February, 2012: Black-necked Grebe 1 at kents Bank at 11.40
  • 21 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 21 February, 2012: Smew redhead at Longtown on Arthuret Ponds
  • 21 February, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 at Longtown by track to Arthuret with 70 Whoopers
  • 21 February, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 53 at Longtown by track to Arthuret Ponds
  • 21 February, 2012: Bean Goose 2 at Longtown by track to Arthuret
  • 21 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 21 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 20 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 19 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 19 February, 2012: Lesser Snow Goose blue morph on Newton Marsh at 5pm