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.


  • 11 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 South Walney still present
  • 10 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Gawthwaite, different bird to South Walney bird
  • 10 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 South Walney
  • 9 June, 2020: Short-eared Owl - 1 south side of Wetsleddale Reservoir
  • 9 June, 2020: Ring Ouzel - pair Carlingill Beck, Western Howgills
  • 9 June, 2020: Puffin - 1 south off Selker Point
  • 8 June, 2020: Turtle Dove - 1 flying through South Walney
  • 8 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling near Bothel
  • 5 June, 2020: Black-tailed Godwit - c200 Fell End Nature Reserve
  • 4 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling at Cliburn again
  • 2 June, 2020: Honey Buzzard - 1 north over Kentrigg, Kendal
  • 2 June, 2020: Quail - one calling near Cliburn
  • 1 June, 2020: Common Crossbill - one male and 2 females at Howbarrow
  • 1 June, 2020: Red Kite at Foulshaw Moss
  • 29 May, 2020: Quail - one calling near Langwathby
  • 28 May, 2020: Avocet & Great White Egret at Siddick Ponds
  • 21 April, 2020: Marsh Harrier high north over Ulverston
  • 20 April, 2020: F Citrine Wagtail Siddick pond
  • 7 April, 2020: Pied Flycatcher Naddle
  • 25 March, 2020: Black Redstart & Wheatears atSiddick Pond
  • 18 March, 2020: Red Kite near Carlisle Airport
  • 18 March, 2020: Sand Martins at Siddick Ponds today
  • 4 March, 2020: Great Grey Shrike at 1.30pm today, west of Grizedale Forest on open access area, Crag Head. SD 319957 If parking at Brantwood please pay garden fee
  • 10 January, 2020: Waxwings 6 Lowry Hill Carlisle
  • 10 January, 2020: Long Billed Dowitcher still present at RSPB Campfield