Latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog, latest photos from Cumbria on BirdGuides and the Cumbria Birding Facebook group.

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  • 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
  • 1 September, 2015: Glaucous Gull at roost Newbiggin ( West Cumbria )
  • 17 August, 2015: Marsh Harrier seen from "Bee Eater site" - second in recent days
  • 16 August, 2015: Osprey - chased by 2 Arctic Skuas - estuary off Campfield
  • 16 August, 2015: Marsh Harrier around Anthorn masts
  • 12 August, 2015: Marsh Harrier moving NW over Bee Eater site at Brampton
  • 1 August, 2015: Ad Yellow-legged Gull Whitehaven today
  • 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