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.


  • 1 January, 2019: Shore Lark Whitestones, Patterdale
  • 16 December, 2018: 10 Greenland White-fronted Geese between Crookwath Bridge and Whale (Lowther valley)
  • 15 December, 2018: Great Northern Diver Howtown, Ullswater
  • 10 December, 2018: Waxwings 19 at Bell Close CP Keswick .
  • 9 December, 2018: Little Stint Port Carlisle also 2 Green Sandpipers on roadside pool on Burgh Marsh
  • 9 December, 2018: Short Eared Owl Campfield/Rogersheugh
  • 9 December, 2018: F Smew Arthuret Ponds Longtown
  • 3 December, 2018: 15 Waxwings at Penrith 3/12/18
  • 27 November, 2018: 30 Waxwings Dalston
  • 26 November, 2018: 2 Waxwings Wetheral
  • 22 November, 2018: Great Northern Diver Ravenglass .
  • 17 November, 2018: 2 Snow Buntings Helvelyn summit
  • 16 November, 2018: Velvet Scoter with Common Scoter at Parton
  • 24 October, 2018: Jack Snipe - Carlisle Airport
  • 24 October, 2018: 185 whooper Swans - Abbeytown area
  • 23 October, 2018: min 17 Mediterannean Gulls in Workington Harbour
  • 13 October, 2018: Yellow Browed Warbler Wigton
  • 8 October, 2018: 3 Spoonbill Arnside near viaduct
  • 1 October, 2018: Great White Egret and Green Sandpiper on Milnthorpe Marsh this afternoon plus Barn Swallow
  • 25 September, 2018: Great White Egret on Milnethorpe Marsh
  • 22 September, 2018: 1 Little Stint - Kent Estuary
  • 20 September, 2018: 300 Lesser Black Backed Gulls Bowness Railings
  • 20 September, 2018: 400 Black Tailed Godwit Glasson/Port Carlisle
  • 19 September, 2018: Cattle Egret , Orton, Tebay
  • 25 August, 2018: 20 Black tailed Godwit Crosscanonby