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.


  • 25 October, 2020: Whooper Swan - 500+ in stubble fields Blackdyke
  • 25 October, 2020: Swallow - 2 Thaka Beck
  • 25 October, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Campfield Marsh
  • 25 October, 2020: Great Skua - 1 Walney
  • 25 October, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Walney
  • 24 October, 2020: Swallow - 5 Thaka Beck
  • 24 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 23 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 23 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 22 October, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 22 October, 2020: Jack Snipe - 8 with 38 Common Snipe Carlisle Airport
  • 22 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 21 October, 2020: Water Pipit - 1 Walney
  • 21 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 20 October, 2020: Common Sandpiper - 1 Holme Island
  • 20 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 2 emerging from Allithwaite Egret roost
  • 19 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper- 1 still Anthorn
  • 19 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 18 October, 2020: Red Kite - 1 Docker Fell, New Hutton
  • 18 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Anthorn still
  • 18 October, 2020: Osprey - 1 Campfield Marsh still
  • 18 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 flew down River Kent, Kendal
  • 18 October, 2020: Great White Egret - Cark
  • 18 October, 2020: Water Pipit - 1 Walney
  • 18 October, 2020: Great Grey Shrike - 1 at Oldside, Workington briefly early morning