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.


  • 5 April, 2018: 2 Wheatears at RSPB Campfield
  • 5 April, 2018: A good number of Sand Martins at Talkiin Tarn and Longtown
  • 5 April, 2018: Great Grey Shrike between Bowness on Solway & Whitrigg
  • 26 March, 2018: 3 Long-tailed Ducks on Lake Windermere off Low Millerground.
  • 23 March, 2018: 9 Scaup ( 6 males) at Longtown Ponds also 2 Sand Martins
  • 16 March, 2018: Iceland gull , probably 2nd winter, flew north up Walney channel Barrow in Furness
  • 15 March, 2018: Black Brant with at least 80 Pale Bellied Brents and a single Dark Bellied Brent in Walney Channel just south of Jubilee bridge
  • 15 March, 2018: Male Northern Wheatear Sandscale Haws
  • 12 March, 2018: c3000 Pinkfeet next to A689 near Carlisle Airport
  • 12 March, 2018: Chiffchaff singing Harrington Nature Reserve
  • 11 March, 2018: 2 ruff, 3 green sandpiper and f Scaup on floodwater, River Eden Scotby
  • 7 March, 2018: 2 Waxwings still in Wetheriggs Country Park near N Lakes Hotel
  • 5 March, 2018: 2 Waxwings Penrith
  • 25 February, 2018: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 25 February, 2018: Two Snow Buntings still at Wolsty
  • 25 February, 2018: Smew still at south end of Derwent Water
  • 21 February, 2018: 43 Hawfinch CWT Brown Robin Reserve
  • 16 February, 2018: Smew still at south end of Derwent Water
  • 11 February, 2018: 3 Snow Buntings still between Wolsty & Silloth
  • 20 January, 2018: 2 Little Stint - Heversham Moss
  • 19 January, 2018: 3 Little Stint at Port Carlsile
  • 19 January, 2018: 3 Little Stint at Port Carlsile
  • 13 January, 2018: Short Eared Owl Wedholme Flow
  • 13 January, 2018: drake Smew Derwent Water
  • 9 January, 2018: pr of Pochard on R Eden upstream from Crosby on Eden