Latest sightings

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  • 21 March, 2016: Chiffchaff Watchtree NR
  • 19 March, 2016: Demoiselle Crane of unknown origin at Mokerkin Tarn for 3rd day
  • 16 March, 2016: Hooded Crow at Eskmeals
  • 16 March, 2016: Green-winged Teal ( drake) at Hodbarrow also Slavonian Grebe .
  • 12 March, 2016: 20/30 Crossbill Great Wood Keswick
  • 12 March, 2016: Richardson's Canada Goose Whitrigg , Kirkbride with Pinkfeet ; also Bean Goose
  • 29 February, 2016: Male Ring Ouzel reported from Styhead Tarn, Wasdale on 29th Feb.
  • 28 February, 2016: Drake Smew Derwentwater also next day
  • 22 February, 2016: Slavonian Grebe with Great Cresteds at Foulney still
  • 16 February, 2016: Great Northern Diver still at Hodbarrow ; also 3 Scaup
  • 15 February, 2016: Short Eared Owl Carlisle Airport - also Merlin
  • 10 February, 2016: Scaup - 2 drakes Wintertarn , Shap
  • 10 February, 2016: Slavonian Grebe off Parton with Great Crested Grebe & Red Throated Diver
  • 30 January, 2016: Little Auk, Pomarine Skua and Little Gull past Workington Harbour
  • 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