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 February, 2021: Great White Eget - 1 between Langwathby and Melmerby
  • 1 February, 2021: Smew - 1 female Longtown Ponds still
  • 30 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still
  • 30 January, 2021: Snow Bunting - 1 Sandscale Haws still
  • 28 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still
  • 27 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still
  • 27 January, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 up river from Carr Beds, Rockcliffe towards Cargo
  • 26 January, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Leven Estuary still
  • 26 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade close to railway station
  • 25 January, 2021: Snow Bunting - 2 Sandscale Haws
  • 23 January, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Leven Estuary still
  • 23 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 coming to bird feeders Kirkby Lonsdale still
  • 22 January, 2021: Smew - 1 redhead Longtown Ponds still
  • 22 January, 2021: Greenland White-fronted Goose - 2 adults around Brampton Fish Farm/Jubilee Pond area with Greylags
  • 21 January, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Leven Estuary still
  • 20 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 coming to bird feeders Kirkby Lonsdale
  • 19 January, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 by Leven Viaduct opposite Plumpton Hall
  • 19 January, 2021: Iceland Gull - 1 second winter Workington Harbour still
  • 18 January, 2021: Great White Egret - 2 Holme Mills
  • 18 January, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke
  • 18 January, 2021: Smew - 1 female Longtown Ponds
  • 18 January, 2021: Red Kite - 1 north over Foulshaw Moss
  • 17 January, 2021: Great White Eget - 2 Holme Moss
  • 17 January, 2021: Iceland Gull - 1 second winter Workington Harbour still
  • 17 January, 2021: Smew - 1 female Longtown Ponds