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.


  • 16 August, 2018: 63 Black Tailed Godwits and 1 Greensandpiper RSPB Campfield Marsh
  • 15 August, 2018: 106 Mediterranean Gulls Siddick/Workington
  • 2 August, 2018: 3 Green & 5 Common Sandpipers west of Rockliffe
  • 30 July, 2018: Little Egret 22 at Hodbarrow and 14 at Port Carlisle
  • 28 July, 2018: 34 Mediterranean Gulls in Siddick/ Workington Harbour
  • 23 July, 2018: 1 Avocet east of port Carlisle . Whimbrel also .
  • 22 July, 2018: 2 Adult Mediterranean Gulls Bowness on Solway Railings
  • 24 June, 2018: Quail Bowscale Fell Skiddaw Forest
  • 18 June, 2018: Hoopoe photographed in garden in northern fells
  • 29 May, 2018: Hobby going north along Allonby beach
  • 29 May, 2018: Black tern feeding over the pond at North walney
  • 19 May, 2018: 2 Adult Little Gull Longtown also Greenshank
  • 27 April, 2018: 130 Whimbrel Maryport to Silloth
  • 26 April, 2018: Ad. Sabines Gull west past Bowness on Solway
  • 25 April, 2018: 40 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway
  • 22 April, 2018: 21 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway and 6 Glasson Point
  • 19 April, 2018: Male Pied Flycatcher Powter Howe woods.
  • 18 April, 2018: First Sedge Warbler of Spring at Meathop Moss also 19/4/18
  • 17 April, 2018: 8 Great , 3 Arctic and 1 Pomarine Skua past Bowness
  • 16 April, 2018: Cuckoo heard calling from the car park at Sandscale Haws
  • 16 April, 2018: Minimum of 400 Common Scoter on Solway at Bowness on Solway. Also a single Arctic Skua and a Red Kite
  • 11 April, 2018: 2 Whitewagtails- Milnethorpe/Ulpha meadows
  • 9 April, 2018: Common Sandpiper R Bela Milnethorpe and R Esk at Longtown
  • 7 April, 2018: Swallows at Bullgill Maryport and Longtown
  • 5 April, 2018: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere