Latest sightings

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  • 22 October, 2015: Great White Egret Campfield RSPB Reserve
  • 22 October, 2015: Mediterranean Gull 27 at Workington
  • 19 October, 2015: Whooper Swan - 6 north over Wetheral early am.
  • 19 October, 2015: Rough-legged Buzzard - juv again at Sunbiggin Tarn
  • 19 October, 2015: Yellow Browed Warbler at Waterside , Wigton also 21/10/15
  • 17 October, 2015: Hawfinch - 2 over Penrith Castle
  • 16 October, 2015: juv Marsh Harrier at Foulshaw Moss
  • 14 October, 2015: 203 Redwing and Chifchaff at Foulshaw Moss
  • 14 October, 2015: Merlin & 65 Fieldfares at Ulpha Meadows
  • 13 October, 2015: Whooper Swan 10 south over Walton
  • 10 October, 2015: Yellow browed Warbler Humphrey Head
  • 9 October, 2015: Red Kite Jockeyshield
  • 9 October, 2015: RoughLegged Buzzard - juv. Cardurnock
  • 7 October, 2015: Marsh Harrier wing tagged male Campfield RSPB Reserve
  • 6 October, 2015: House Martins - 30 over Low Hesket
  • 6 October, 2015: Redwings - 200 + Hallbankgate and 20 Anthorn
  • 4 October, 2015: 2 Cranes - over Watchtree Nature Reserve
  • 2 October, 2015: American Golden Plover ( moulting adult) with golden Plover flock at Anthorn
  • 1 October, 2015: Green Sandpiper at Ulpha Meadows - also 2nd Cal year m Marsh Harrier
  • 1 October, 2015: Barnacle Goose - 800 on R Eden at Rockliffe Marsh
  • 30 September, 2015: Yellow Wagtail at Campfield Marsh
  • 26 September, 2015: Red Throated Diver - 125 in Allonby & Flimby Bays
  • 26 September, 2015: Pink footed Geese moving south in large numbers today over NW of the county
  • 25 September, 2015: Now 4 Little Stint and 3 Curlew Sandpiper at Bowness Railings
  • 24 September, 2015: Osprey Kent Estuary