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.


  • 24 June, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 24 June, 2020: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Adult, Sandside, Kent Estuary
  • 23 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling Allithwaite
  • 22 June, 2020: Black Stork - reported flying east over Grange-over-Sands at 20.00
  • 22 June, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 21 June, 2020: Hobby - 1 Thaka Beck NR, Penrith flushing hirundines before flying off SE
  • 21 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling Geltsdale, at Thorn between Clecketts and Stagsike
  • 20 June, 2020: Corncrake - 1 heard and seen in Edenhall, Penrith, on farmland off Stagstone Road
  • 20 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 South Walney still present plus Bonxie offshore
  • 20 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling 1 mile south of Castle Carrock
  • 19 June, 2020: Hobby - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 19 June, 2020: Crossbill - 4 Foulshaw Moss
  • 18 June, 2020: Turtle Dove - 1 in a garden at Rampside until 19th
  • 18 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 South Walney still present
  • 17 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Broughton-in-Furness
  • 17 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Shap
  • 16 June, 2020: Little Ringed Plover - 1 Bolton Lane End Pools
  • 16 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 South Walney still present
  • 16 June, 2020: Hoopoe - 1 Snab Point, Walney
  • 16 June, 2020: Wood Sandpiper - 1 Wedholme Flow
  • 14 June, 2020: Red Kite - 1 at Gilcrux, West Cumbria
  • 14 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling Arnside Marsh
  • 14 June, 2020: Black Stork - 1 Hampsfell, Cartmel Peninsula, circling up in thermal at 09:30; also seen in Rusland Valley at around the same time
  • 13 June, 2020: Hobby - 1 adult Ulpha
  • 13 June, 2020: Short-eared Owl - 1 Shap Fells