Latest sightings

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  • 31 July, 2015: Bee-Eaters breeding at Low Gelt Quarry , Brampton - RSPB have set up watchpoint/car parking etc
  • 19 July, 2015: Quail - at least one bird calling west of Abbeytown
  • 17 July, 2015: Mediteranean Gull - 2 adults Silloth 15/7/15
  • 11 July, 2015: Twite - 47 - Caldbeck Fells
  • 11 July, 2015: Mediteranean Gull - 2 ads( incl "Stumpy") Workington Harbour
  • 3 July, 2015: Quail in Lyth Valley near to model aeroplane field
  • 1 July, 2015: Red Kite west of Carlisle from B5307 between Carlisle & Moorhouse
  • 30 June, 2015: Quail reported singing near Thurstonfield
  • 19 June, 2015: Woodchat Shrike on track to Tarn Flat Farm from Sandwith early afternnon
  • 14 June, 2015: Mediterranean Gull - 3 ads & a 1st summer past Workington Pier in pm
  • 13 June, 2015: Common Rosefinch - Ambleside - Nook Lane -1st summer male
  • 4 June, 2015: 2 imm Little Gulls on R Esk at Longtown
  • 3 June, 2015: Mediterranean Gull 1st-summer in lyth Valley just south of model airfield
  • 2 June, 2015: Common Scoter - 300 -at Bowness on Solway
  • 2 June, 2015: Bluethroat Soddy Gap near pond at 17.15
  • 1 June, 2015: Long-tailed Skua 2 past Bowness-on-Solway at 10.15
  • 25 May, 2015: Little Gull 4 near Longtown on R.Esk
  • 22 May, 2015: Long-tailed Skua past Bowness-on-Solway (3 Pomarine Skuas, Great Skua, Arctic Skua)
  • 21 May, 2015: Pomarine Skua 12 past Bowness-on-Solway 10.00-16.00
  • 21 May, 2015: Little Gull 2nd-summer near Longtown on R.Esk
  • 20 May, 2015: Long-tailed Skua past Bowness-on-Solway (12 Pomarine Skuas, 4 Aectic Skuas)
  • 19 May, 2015: Long-tailed Skua 25 past Bowness-on-Solway 10.30-16.00 (Pomarine Skua)
  • 18 May, 2015: Pomarine Skua north past Crosscanonby (Little Stint)
  • 18 May, 2015: Little Gull north of Longtown on R.Esk
  • 18 May, 2015: Long-tailed Skua 15 east past Bownrss-on-So;way 08.45-14.45 (17 Pomarine Skuas)