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.


  • 22 March, 2022: Osprey - 1 Bassenthwaite
  • 21 March, 2022: Ring-necked Duck - 2 Longtown Ponds still
  • 21 March, 2022: White Stork - 1 west over Grasmere
  • 20 March, 2022: Water Pipit - 1 Biggar, Walney
  • 19 March, 2022: Red Kite - 2 Walney
  • 19 March, 2022: Ring-necked Duck - 2 Longtown Ponds still
  • 18 March, 2022: Greater Scaup - 1 Walney still
  • 18 March, 2022: Garganey - pair upriver from New Sandsfield
  • 18 March, 2022: Little Ringed Plover - 2 Halforth, Kent Estuary
  • 17 March, 2022: Arctic Skua - 1 Walney
  • 17 March, 2022: Sandwich Tern - 1 Walney
  • 16 March, 2022: Great White Egret - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 15 March, 2022: Greater Scaup - 1 Sunbiggin Tarn still
  • 15 March, 2022: Ring Ouzel - 1 male Torver High Common
  • 14 March, 2022: Sand Martin - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 12 March, 2022: Great White Egret - 1 Park End Moss
  • 12 March, 2022: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 Park End Moss
  • 12 March, 2022: Wheatear - 1 Campfield and 1 Walney
  • 12 March, 2022: Spoonbill - 1 Askam-in-Furness still
  • 11 March, 2022: Ring-necked Duck - 2 females Longtown Ponds still
  • 10 March, 2022: Chiffchaff - small arrival with birds singing at Glasson Moss and Campfield Marsh
  • 8 March, 2022: Smew - 2 Ennerdale Lake, North West Bay
  • 6 March, 2022: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Whitehaven Harbour
  • 5 March, 2022: Water Pipit - 1 Biggar, Walney still
  • 5 March, 2022: Red Kite - 1 Foulshaw Moss