Latest sightings

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  • 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
  • 20 September, 2015: Eider - drake on rocks at Parton
  • 19 September, 2015: Pinkfooted Geese 65 south over Waterdside, Wigton
  • 19 September, 2015: 1 Greensandpiper on R Esk at Longtown
  • 18 September, 2015: Pinkfooted Geese 15 at Campfield
  • 18 September, 2015: 9 Greenshank and 2 Kingfishers at Demesne Marsh, Rockliffe
  • 18 September, 2015: 3 Little Stints ( 1 ad ) at Bowness Railings - one wth double colour ring . Also juv Curlew Sandpiper
  • 18 September, 2015: Snow Bunting at Ulverston this morning
  • 16 September, 2015: Bittern - Brigster wetland
  • 16 September, 2015: Marsh harrier at Rockliffe Marsh - also one recently at Sunbiggin Tarn
  • 15 September, 2015: Little Stint - 2 at Bowness Railings
  • 4 September, 2015: Bee Eaters Low Gelt Brampton - first young has fledged
  • 1 September, 2015: Bee Eaters , Low Gelt Quarry Brampton - still feeding young