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.


  • 1 September, 2012: Curlew Sandpiper 2 at Bowness Railings
  • 31 August, 2012: BlacK Tern juv south of Fingland on flash viewed from minor road
  • 30 August, 2012: Curlew Sandpiper 2 juveniles at Port Carlisle plus juv Little Stint
  • 30 August, 2012: Slavonian Grebe at Hodbarrow on the lagoon
  • 29 August, 2012: Roseate Tern juv at Sellafield at 08.30
  • 28 August, 2012: Mediterranean Gull 2 (juv and 2nd-summer) at Bardsea
  • 28 August, 2012: Black Tern past Walney B.O. plus a Great Skua & 2 Arctic Skuas
  • 26 August, 2012: Osprey at Whins Pond Penrith
  • 26 August, 2012: Curlew Sandpiper juvenile at Port Carlisle
  • 26 August, 2012: Black Tern 2 juvs south past Workington at 08.53
  • 26 August, 2012: Yellow-legged Gull adult south of Ravenglass on the Esk Estuary near Newbiggin Viaduct
  • 25 August, 2012: Marsh Harrier female Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 24 August, 2012: Little Stint at Port Carlisle
  • 22 August, 2012: Arctic Skua off Nethertown at 07.00
  • 21 August, 2012: Mediterranean Gull 11 between Workington and St Helens
  • 20 August, 2012: Ruff 9 at Abbeytown plus 28 Black-tailed Godwits & 5 Greenshank
  • 19 August, 2012: Ruff 15 at Abbeytown
  • 19 August, 2012: Marsh Harrier female Campfield Marsh from hide at North Plain
  • 19 August, 2012: Curlew Sandpiper adult at Crosscanonby
  • 19 August, 2012: Melodious Warbler at Snab Point Walney Island
  • 18 August, 2012: Ruff 16 at Abbeytown
  • 18 August, 2012: Mediterranean Gull 2 adults Workington plus a second-summer at Siddick Pond
  • 18 August, 2012: Osprey at Killington Reservoir
  • 16 August, 2012: Ruff 11 at Abbeytown
  • 16 August, 2012: Marsh Harrier juv at Tindale Tarn