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.


  • 11 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 29 NE of Carlisle by River Eden at Linstock
  • 11 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 6 NW of Carlisle at Cargo
  • 11 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 4 (2 ads 2 juvs) from bridge SW of Newton Arlosh
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 10 December, 2011: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 10 December, 2011: Green-winged Teal 1 drake still at Hodbarrow from hide
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 20 on Border Marsh
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 44 at Abbeytown
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 8 at Newton Arlosh
  • 10 December, 2011: Little Gull 2 adults off South Walney
  • 10 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 20 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 10 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 1 at Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 10 December, 2011: Bewick's Swan 4 (2ads 2 juvs) near Newton Arlosh between Wedholme House & Broom Park Farm
  • 9 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 20 near Flookburgh
  • 9 December, 2011: Bean Goose 2 near Flookburgh
  • 9 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 8 at Blackdyke, Silloth
  • 9 December, 2011: Great Skua 1 past Workington Pier
  • 9 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 9 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose "some" NW of Carlisle at Beaumont
  • 8 December, 2011: Firecrest 1 in Calder Woods near Calder Bridge
  • 8 December, 2011: Whooper Swan 206 NW of Carlisle at Cargo
  • 8 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 8 December, 2011: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2 with 800 Pink-feet NW of Carlisle at Cargo
  • 8 December, 2011: Tundra Bean Goose 23 with 800 Pink-feet NW of Carlisle at Cargo
  • 8 December, 2011: Little Gull 1 adult past Bowness-on-Solway