Latest sightings

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  • 29 January, 2016: Little Auk and Little Gull at Workington in a.m.
  • 24 January, 2016: Bufflehead , Grune Point " may well be the Ullswater bird from a couple of months ago "
  • 24 January, 2016: F Merlin hunting waders Biggar Bank Walney
  • 23 January, 2016: F Hawfinch at sizergh Castle car park
  • 21 January, 2016: Black Redstart at West Pier Whitehaven
  • 20 January, 2016: Great Northern Diver still on Ennerdale Water
  • 19 January, 2016: Short Eared Owl , Sandscale Haws
  • 19 January, 2016: Great Northern Diver at Hodbarrow also Slavonian Grebe and 3 juv/f Scaup
  • 16 January, 2016: Great Northern Diver Derwent Water
  • 15 January, 2016: Hawfinch 8 seen distantly form car park of Halecat Garden Centre, Grange
  • 11 January, 2016: Hawfinch 5 at Sizergh car park
  • 11 January, 2016: Firecrest - Witherslack Hall
  • 11 January, 2016: Snow Goose moved via Easton, Drumburgh to Rocklifee Marsh
  • 9 January, 2016: Single Hawfinch at Haverthwaite
  • 7 January, 2016: Bluephase Snow Goose with Barnacles at Duddon Moss
  • 5 January, 2016: Great Northern Diver - Coniston Water
  • 5 January, 2016: Tundra Bean goose Cardurnock
  • 5 January, 2016: Little Stint - 2 - 300m east of Port Carlisle
  • 5 January, 2016: Barn Owl hunting early afternoon at Brougham
  • 2 January, 2016: Great Northern Diver - Ennerdale
  • 28 December, 2015: Woodcock Lowther Park
  • 27 December, 2015: White Stork reported from Dalton in Furness " but may not be a wild bird "
  • 27 December, 2015: Smew - female-R Esk , Longtown - near layby on Langholm road
  • 25 December, 2015: Green winged Teal - 2 drakes at Siddick Pond
  • 23 December, 2015: Marsh Harrier - female/immature - Ulpha Meadows