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.


  • 8 December, 2020: Swallow - 1 Hodbarrow still
  • 8 December, 2020: Great White Egret - 2 Holme Canal
  • 7 December, 2020: Swallow - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 6 December, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 6 December, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 north end of Leven Estuary on salt marsh
  • 5 December, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 2 Longtown Ponds still
  • 5 December, 2020: Great-northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 5 December, 2020: Snow Bunting - 1 on the tip of Grune Point
  • 4 December, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 3 December, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 now returned to Old Anthorn
  • 2 December, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Walney
  • 2 December, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 3 Longtown Ponds also female Mandarin
  • 2 December, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 opposite Arnside Pier
  • 1 December, 2020: Cetti's Warbler - 1 Creephaw Marsh, Walney still
  • 1 December, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 1 December, 2020: Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Longtown Water Treatment Works
  • 1 December, 2020: Snow Bunting - 7 on Helvellyn summit
  • 30 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 on the Eden at Jockey Lonning, Kirkby Thore
  • 29 November, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 on the Eden at Edenhall still
  • 29 November, 2020: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 Creephaw Marsh, Walney still
  • 29 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Barrow Docks
  • 29 November, 2020: Great Northern Diver - 1 Urswick Tarn still
  • 28 November, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still Campfield Marsh
  • 28 November, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 2 still present Longtown
  • 28 November, 2020: Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Harrington