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.


  • 21 December, 2020: Greenland White-fronted Goose - 10 between Laithes and Catterlen
  • 20 December, 2020: Iceland Gull - 1 juvenile Old Sandsfield
  • 20 December, 2020: Snow Bunting - 2 Fairfield
  • 20 December, 2020: Great Whte Egret - 1 Great Burney (Kirkby Moor)
  • 19 December, 2020: Snow Bunting - 1 Helton Fell
  • 18 December, 2020: Iceland Gull - 1 Juvenile , Rockcliffe downstream from Redhills
  • 17 December, 2020: Little Gull - 2 Walney
  • 17 December, 2020: Water Pipit - 2 in flooded horse paddocks Biggar, Walney
  • 17 December, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Campfield Marsh still
  • 16 December, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 4 Longtown still
  • 15 December, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Castlerigg
  • 15 December, 2020: Water Pipit - 2 in flooded horse paddocks Biggar, Walney
  • 15 December, 2020: Little Gull - 2 Walney
  • 15 December, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Campfield Marsh
  • 15 December, 2020: Snow Bunting - 4 Stybarrow Dodd
  • 14 December, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 4 Longtown Ponds still
  • 14 December, 2020: Water Pipit - 2 in flooded horse paddocks at Biggar, Walney over high tide period
  • 13 December, 2020: Snow Bunting - 3 Grune Point
  • 13 December, 2020: Great WhiteEgret - 1 Black Dyke Flash
  • 11 December, 2020: Iceland Gull - 1 Juvenile Carr Beds, Rockcliffe
  • 10 December, 2020: Swallow - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 10 December, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Buccleugh Dock, Barrow
  • 10 December, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 9 December, 2020: Swallow - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 9 December, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Hodbarrow