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 September, 2020: Little Stint - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 1 September, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 31 August, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 6 South Walney
  • 31 August, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 31 August, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 present Old Anthorn with Redshanks
  • 30 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 just west of Roudsea Wood
  • 30 August, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 30 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 2 Foulshaw Moss
  • 30 August, 2020: Bittern - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 29 August, 2020: Ruff - 4 at Northern Thacka, Penrith
  • 28 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 28 August, 2020: Osprey - 2 south over North Walney
  • 27 August, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 back at Port Carlisle feeding off the end of the pipe
  • 27 August, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 27 August, 2020: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Sandside
  • 27 August, 2020: Garganey - at least 1 still in wet fields by Moss Dyke Farm, Kent Estuary
  • 26 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 26 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 26 August, 2020: Garganey - 2 in wet fields by Moss Side Farm, Kent Estuary
  • 25 August, 2020: Sandwich Tern - adult plus juvenile fishing Ullswater at Gale Bay, Pooley Bridge
  • 25 August, 2020: Gannet - 2 storm-driven birds on the shore opposite Anthorn village
  • 24 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Wedholme Flow
  • 24 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Armathwaite
  • 24 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 2 Foulshaw Moss
  • 23 August, 2020: Brent Goose - 1 Foulney