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.


  • 27 May, 2021: Common Scoter - 4500 in the Solway
  • 24 May, 2021: Garganey - 2 Black Dyke Moss
  • 24 May, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Walney
  • 24 May, 2021: Little Stint - 1 Wedholme Flow
  • 24 May, 2021: Wood Sandpiper - 1 Wedholme Flow
  • 23 May, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Campfield Pool
  • 23 May, 2021: Pomarine Skua - 10 east past Bowness-onSolway
  • 23 May, 2021: Long-tailed Skua - 1 east past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 22 May, 2021: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Rockcliffe Marsh
  • 22 May, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Rockcliffe Marsh
  • 22 May, 2021: Long-tailed Skua - 1 Workington
  • 22 May, 2021: Pomarine Skua - 5 Workington
  • 22 May, 2021: Pomarine Skua - 2 Walney
  • 20 May, 2021: Pomarine Skua - 1 Walney
  • 18 May, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Walney
  • 17 May, 2021: Common Crane - 1 north over Foulshaw Moss
  • 15 May, 2021: Little Gull - 1 River Esk, Longtown
  • 15 May, 2021: Garganey - 1 drake Hodbarrow
  • 15 May, 2021: Little Gull - 1 Bowness-on-Solway west of viaduct
  • 12 May, 2021: Velvet Scoter - 4 Walney
  • 12 May, 2021: Pomarine Skua - 7 east over Walney at 06.40 am
  • 12 May, 2021: Little Gull - 1 second calendar year River Esk, Longtown still
  • 11 May, 2021: American Wigeon - 1 drake, Petersburg’s Tarn, Beckermet
  • 11 May, 2021: Spotted Flycatcher - general overnight influx
  • 11 May, 2021: Little Gull - 1 second calendar year River Esk, Longtown