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.


  • 16 April, 2022: Spoonbill - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 15 April, 2022: Whitethroat - 1 Walney
  • 15 April, 2022: Common Crane - 1 over Arnside Knot
  • 14 April, 2022: Common Sandpiper - pair Bassenthwaite
  • 14 April, 2022: Iberian Chiffchaff - 1 singing at Barrow-in-Furness Railway Station
  • 14 April, 2022: Whinchat 1 Park End Moss
  • 14 April, 2022: Pied Flycatcher - widespread arrival across multiple Cumbrian sites
  • 13 April, 2022: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Campfield Marsh
  • 13 April, 2022: Sedge Warbler - 1 Park End Moss
  • 13 April, 2022: Garganey - female Park End moss
  • 12 April, 2022: White Stork - 1 flying north east over the Lyth Valley and then Crossthwaite
  • 10 April, 2022: Tree Pipit - singing birds at Meathop Moss and Roudsea Moss
  • 9 April, 2022: Velvet Scoter - 2 Walney
  • 9 April, 2022: Common Scoter - 1 River Kent, Abbot Hall, Kendal
  • 9 April, 2022: Redstart - 1 Warwick Bridge
  • 9 April, 2022: House Martin - 1 Selker
  • 7 April, 2022: Little Gull - 1 adult flying west out of the Solway opposite Bowness-on-Solway
  • 6 April, 2022: Manx Shearwater - 5 Walney, first of year
  • 6 April, 2022: Bonxie - 1 plus six Arctic Skuas and 2000 Kittiwakes east past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 3 April, 2022: Swallow - 1 Walney
  • 2 April, 2022: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 Ormsgill Reservoir
  • 30 March, 2022: Velvet Scoter - 3 Walney
  • 29 March, 2022: Willow Warbler - 1 Walney
  • 27 March, 2022: Whimbrel - 1 north over Ambleside
  • 24 March, 2022: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 Thacka Beck