Latest sightings

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  • 21 September, 2017: Now 13 Ruff on Moss Side Farm flood,Heversham Moss
  • 16 September, 2017: Avocets still present at Port Carlisle
  • 16 September, 2017: juv Rosy Starling Rusland Park Kendal
  • 15 September, 2017: Grey Phalarope still at Walney
  • 15 September, 2017: Pinkfoot movements now more widespread .
  • 14 September, 2017: Pinkfeet moving south over Binsey and Wigton this morning
  • 9 September, 2017: Marsh Harrier still at Wedholme Flow also single Whooper Swan, 3 Pinkfooted Geese and 20 Common Snipe
  • 6 September, 2017: Osprey still on Solway at RSPB Campfield
  • 5 September, 2017: Osprey - from RSPB Campfield - also another bird in off sea at Workington, soared and continued south
  • 5 September, 2017: Pectoral Sandpiper Wedholme Flow also 2nd year male Marsh Harrier - still present 6/9/17 also Green Sandpiper
  • 1 September, 2017: Little Stint Port Carlisle
  • 31 August, 2017: 5 Avocet at Port Carlisle also F/Juv Marsh Harrier west of Bowness
  • 26 August, 2017: f Marsh Harrier flew south east Thacka Beck NR , Penrith early a.m.
  • 24 August, 2017: Curlew Sand Piper and Little Stint Bowness on Solway
  • 13 August, 2017: Curlew Sandpiper Bowness Railings
  • 13 August, 2017: 26 little Egrets Port Carlisle / Campfield
  • 12 August, 2017: c1200 Sandwich Terns between Hodbarrow & Wolsty between 12th & 15th August
  • 12 August, 2017: 57 Mediterranean Gulls between Workington & Flimby 12th/15 August
  • 10 August, 2017: Green Sandpiper R Bela Milnethorpe
  • 8 August, 2017: White Wagtail - mouth of R Bela, Milnethorpe
  • 5 August, 2017: 3 Osprey & 5 Arctic Skuas Duddon Estuary
  • 30 July, 2017: Marsh Harrier Sunbigin Tarn
  • 25 July, 2017: Green Sandpiper Melkinthorpe Woods
  • 25 July, 2017: Male Marsh Harrier - mouth of R Bela Milnethorpe also 3 Common Sandpiper there also 27/7/17
  • 23 July, 2017: 9 Mediterranean Gulls at Workington and 18 on shore at Siddick on 24th July