Latest sightings

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  • 17 October, 2017: 3 Leach's Petrels passed Hodbarrow sea wall this morning . Also Ruff & Woodsandpiper reported at Port Haverigg
  • 17 October, 2017: At least 8 Little Stints on north side of Rockliffe MArsh
  • 17 October, 2017: 2 Leech's Petrels passed Workington noon- 12.30 also 2 at Bowness on Solway and 5 at Walney NR
  • 12 October, 2017: 13 Ruff Anthorn/Whitrigg and 15 Redwings at Bowness Pits
  • 8 October, 2017: Now 5 Little Stint at Foulshaw Marsh ( unusual number here ) and also 12 Ruff.
  • 7 October, 2017: Yellow Browed Warbler in Brampton
  • 6 October, 2017: Little Stint & 10 Ruff at Foulshaw Marsh
  • 3 October, 2017: 22 Ruff at Halforth today,plus 17 Ruff at Moss Side farm flood with 2 Whooper Swan.
  • 3 October, 2017: 22 Ruff at Halforth today,plus 17 Ruff at Moss Side farm flood with 2 Whooper Swan.
  • 28 September, 2017: Corncrake at Walney
  • 26 September, 2017: Yellow Browed Warbler and American Wigeon at S Walney
  • 24 September, 2017: 4 Avocets, and Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper at Port Carlisle
  • 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.