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.


  • 14 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 13 August, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Anthorn with Redshanks
  • 13 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 North Plain
  • 13 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 just North of Armathwaite
  • 12 August, 2020: Osprey - singles at Campfield Marsh, Glasson Moss and Anthorn
  • 12 August, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Anthorn with Redshanks
  • 12 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Carlisle Airport
  • 12 August, 2020: Wood Sandpiper - 2 again at Hang Bridge, River Bela at mid-day but not before or after
  • 11 August, 2020: Wood Sandpiper - 2 in flooded fields at Hang Bridge, River Bela
  • 10 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 High Midgholme
  • 10 August, 2020: Rose-coloured starling - 1 near Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass
  • 10 August, 2020: Little Gull - 1 adult in floodwater in Lyth Valley. 4 juvenile Ruffs nearby.
  • 10 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Binsey Fell
  • 9 August, 2020: Spoonbill - 1 Carter Fold, Grange-over-Sands
  • 9 August, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Wedholme Flow
  • 9 August, 2020: Hobby - 2 Foulshaw Mioss
  • 9 August, 2020: Yellow Wagtail - 1 juvenile College Green, Kent Estuary
  • 8 August, 2020: Short-eared Owl - 1 Birkdale Farm, SW of Cow Green Reservoir
  • 8 August, 2020: Ruff - 2 juveniles in flooded stubble field at College Green, Kent Estuary. Also 2 Green Sandpipers.
  • 8 August, 2020: Red Kite - 1 over Kendal
  • 7 August, 2020: Osprey - 1 Campfield Marsh
  • 7 August, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 relocated 300 metres west of Anthorn
  • 6 August, 2020: Red Kite - 1 Tirril, Penrith
  • 6 August, 2020: Wood Warbler - 1 South Walney
  • 6 August, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss