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.


  • 10 May, 2021: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Walney still
  • 10 May, 2021: Little Gull 1 east Bowness-on-Solway
  • 10 May, 2021: Great Northern Diver - 3 west Bowness-on-Solway
  • 9 May, 2021: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Walney
  • 9 May, 2021: Wood Sandpiper - 1 Moss Side Flood still
  • 8 May, 2021: Wood Sandpiper - 1 Moss Side Flood still
  • 7 May, 2021: Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 near Langwathby
  • 7 May, 2021: Wood Sandpiper - 1 Moss Side Flood, Kent Estuary
  • 3 May, 2021: Pomarine Skua - 10 east past Bowness-on-Solway
  • 3 May, 2021: Channel Wagtail - 1 male Sunbiggin Tarn with female Yellow Wagtail
  • 2 May, 2021: Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Walney
  • 30 April, 2021: Black Kite - 1 Loughrigg Fell
  • 28 April, 2021: Sabine’s Gull - 1 on River Esk, Longtown again
  • 27 April, 2021: Velvet Scoter - 4 Walney
  • 26 April, 2021: Long-eared Owl - 1 trapped and ringed Walney
  • 26 April, 2021: Stone Curlew - 1 Walney by the old tip
  • 25 April, 2021: Sabine’s Gull - 1 River Esk, Longtown again
  • 25 April, 2021: Swift - several reports over Kendal
  • 24 April, 2021: Sabine’s Gull - 1 River Esk, Longtown again
  • 24 April, 2021: Channel Wagtail - 1 Carr Bed, Rockcliffe
  • 23 April, 2021: Sabine’s Gull - 1 River Esk, Longtown again
  • 22 April, 2021: Wood Warbler - 1 Glenridding
  • 22 April, 2021: Sabine’s Gull - 1 River Esk, Longtown
  • 21 April, 2021: Common Tern - 4 Hodbarrow
  • 21 April, 2021: Greater Scaup - 1 Hodbarrow