Latest sightings

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  • 17 July, 2017: Juv Black Guillemot at Workington
  • 17 July, 2017: 26 Common Sandpipers at Port Carlisle but just 12 by 23rd
  • 9 July, 2017: Green Sandpiper R Eden Wetheral
  • 8 July, 2017: 13 Common Sandpiper at Port Carlisle and 10 at Sandsfield
  • 8 July, 2017: Marsh Harrier flew east at Carlisle Airport
  • 1 July, 2017: Wood Sandpiper at Wedholme Flow
  • 21 June, 2017: c 350 Shelduck between Port Carlisle & Glasson point
  • 20 June, 2017: Roseate Tern at RSPB Hodbarrow
  • 20 June, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still at Buttermere
  • 15 June, 2017: Blyth's Reed Warbler Siddick Pond
  • 10 June, 2017: Report of Firecrest Jenkin Crag
  • 31 May, 2017: Report of Black-eared Wheatear just below the summit of Black Combe
  • 29 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still present at Buttermere
  • 28 May, 2017: Red Kite at Eycott near Berrier - and one at Brampton on 27/5
  • 28 May, 2017: Rockcliffe: Great white egret upstream from the village
  • 25 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still present at Buttermere
  • 21 May, 2017: immature Little Gull at Bowness on Solway
  • 19 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still at Buttermere
  • 14 May, 2017: Dotterel - single bird on Furness Fells
  • 14 May, 2017: 2 pairs of Longtailed Duck passed Bowness on Solway . Again flock of 17 Pomarine Skuas 2 hours after high tide
  • 13 May, 2017: 22 Pomarine and 5 Great Skuas at Bowness on Solway also up to 20 Gannets
  • 13 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper Buttermere -still present 14/5/17
  • 11 May, 2017: Dotterel 4 on Rockliffe Marsh
  • 7 May, 2017: Dotterel 8 on western fells
  • 23 April, 2017: Little Egret Southwaite Mill , Cockermouth