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 email sightings@cumbriabirdclub.org.uk including any photos you have - let us know if it is OK to put the photos on this website. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us.


  • 9 April, 2021: Little Tern - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 8 April, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Walney
  • 8 April, 2021: Bonxie - 1 Walney
  • 8 April, 2021: Garganey - pair Campfield RSPB still
  • 8 April, 2021: Arctic Skua - 1 east past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 8 April, 2021: Bonxie - 4 east past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 7 April, 2021: Garganey - pair Campfield RSPB still
  • 6 April, 2021: Garganey - pair Campfield RSPB still
  • 5 April, 2021: Garganey - pair Campfield RSPB
  • 5 April, 2021: Garganey - 1 drake Black Dyke Moss briefly
  • 5 April, 2021: White-tailed Eagle - 1 north over Kershope Forrest
  • 4 April, 2021: Garganey - pair Hodbarrow still
  • 4 April, 2021: Gannet - 1 Tindale Tarn
  • 3 April, 2021: Redstart - 1 at Talkin Tarn and 1 Park End Moss
  • 3 April, 2021: Pied Flycatcher - 1 Loweswater
  • 3 April, 2021: Todd’s Canada Goose - 1 from Rockcliffe Marsh boathouse
  • 2 April, 2021: Garganey - pair Hodbarrow
  • 1 April, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 1 April, 2021: White-tailed Eagle - 1 north over Riggindale
  • 31 March, 2021: Ring Ouzel - 1 Walney
  • 31 March, 2021: Willow Warbler - influx with birds at Campfield, Watchtree, Walney and Hodbarrow
  • 31 March, 2021: Water Pipit - 1 Walney in flooded horse paddocks at Biggar Bank
  • 31 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 in Duddon estuary off Hodbarrow
  • 30 March, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 30 March, 2021: Black-throated Diver - 1 Hodbarrow still