Latest sightings

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  • 11 May, 2016: Black Kite Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 8 May, 2016: Osprey at Bowness on solway and high over Wetheral
  • 8 May, 2016: Glaucous Gull and Little Stint at Bowness on Solway
  • 8 May, 2016: Spoonbill reported at Walney
  • 7 May, 2016: 4 Great Northern Divers Bowness on Solway
  • 2 May, 2016: 4 Dotterel at private site near Tebay
  • 2 May, 2016: Skua passage at last - 1 Pom & 1 Arctic 1/5/16 but 4 Great, 2 Arctic & 5 Pom. today
  • 24 April, 2016: Hoopoe Pullwood , north end of Windermere
  • 21 April, 2016: Dotterel 3 on Helvelyn Summit
  • 21 April, 2016: Passing Red Kite & Marsh Harrier Hallbankgate area
  • 21 April, 2016: Drake Mandarin Duck - Windermere .
  • 19 April, 2016: 6 Whimbrel R Esk Longtown also several Common Sandpipers
  • 19 April, 2016: Sedge Warbler at Ulpha Meadows
  • 15 April, 2016: Hoopoe for 2nd day in private garden on Heron Hill, Kendal, but no sign this pm!
  • 8 April, 2016: White Wagtails - 4 at Halforth - also 2 Knot and a Greenshank
  • 8 April, 2016: Common Redstart at Bampton and Blackcap at Carlisle
  • 31 March, 2016: Wheatear 20 in single field on St Bees Head
  • 31 March, 2016: Great Grey Shrike - Spadeadam Forest - moving towards MOD area
  • 30 March, 2016: 2 Swallows at Calva Hill, Workington
  • 27 March, 2016: Now 2 Great Northern Divers on Derwent Water as well as drake Smew
  • 27 March, 2016: Demoiselle Crane still east of Eaglesfield Primary school
  • 26 March, 2016: Slavonian Grebe - on sea off Askham Pier
  • 23 March, 2016: Single Wheatear and Hooded Crow at Eskmeals
  • 23 March, 2016: Great Northern Diver and Slavonian Grebe still at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 22 March, 2016: Demoiselle Crane ( of unknown origin) moved to .NY113289 south of WoolCentre roundabout Cockermouth