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 contact us selecting category latest sighting. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us. Please let us know if you have photos and if it is OK to put them on this website.


  • 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
  • 19 December, 2015: Snow Goose at Anthorn Masts again - 18th December
  • 19 December, 2015: Green-winged Teal Siddick Pond - on main pool- 19th December
  • 14 December, 2015: Firecrest - Ulpha Meadows parking area
  • 10 December, 2015: 3 Greenland White fronted Geese at Angerton still - with Whooper Swan flock
  • 4 December, 2015: White morph Snow Goose still with Barnacle Geese at Cardurnock.
  • 26 November, 2015: Jack Snipe - 2 at Cliburn Moss
  • 24 November, 2015: Waxwing - single bird west over Brampton
  • 23 November, 2015: Long Tailed Duck - 2 at Anthorn on R Wampool
  • 20 November, 2015: Snow Goose - white morph - with Barnacle Goose flock west of Anthorn village this afternoon
  • 18 November, 2015: Desert Wheatear still at Tarn Bay , Eskmeals
  • 17 November, 2015: Desert Wheatear still at Tarn Bay, Eskmeals also Jack Snipe near by . At Hodbarrow - Great Northern Diver and Greenshank
  • 16 November, 2015: Desert Wheatear - male - at Tarn Bay, Eskmeals , W Cumbria