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.


  • 7 September, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 7 September, 2021: Garganey - 2 Ulpha Meadows still
  • 6 September, 2021: Little Stint - 1 Walney still
  • 6 September, 2021: Little Stint - 2 Old Anthorn
  • 5 September, 2021: Whooper Swan - 3 summering birds Halforth, Kent Estuary, still
  • 5 September, 2021: Osprey - 4 Campfield Marsh
  • 5 September, 2021: Little Stint - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 4 September, 2021: Greater Scaup - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 4 September, 2021: Little Stint - 1 Walney still
  • 4 September, 2021: Garganey - now 2 at Ulpha Meadows
  • 3 September, 2021: Whooper Swan - 1 River Derwent, Workington
  • 3 September, 2021: Whooper Swan - 3 summering adults Halforth, Kent Estuary
  • 3 September, 2021: Little Stint - 1 Walney
  • 2 September, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 2 September, 2021: Garganey - 1 Ulpha Meadows still
  • 1 September, 2021: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Walney still
  • 31 August, 2021: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Walney still
  • 31 August, 2021: Garganey - 1 Ulpha Meadows still
  • 30 August, 2021: Garganey - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 30 August, 2021: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juvenile Walney
  • 29 August, 2021: Wood Sandpiper - 1 South Walney
  • 27 August, 2021: Wood Sandpiper - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 27 August, 2021: Elegant Tern - 1 Hodbarrow on the beach
  • 25 August, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 24 August, 2021: Great White Egret - 2 Sandside, Kent Estuary