Latest sightings

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  • 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
  • 23 July, 2017: 1800 Sandwich terns at RSPB Hodbarrow plus total of 700 at sites up coast to Siddick
  • 18 July, 2017: Mediterranean Gull - 8 at Workington
  • 17 July, 2017: Juv Black Guillemot at Workington
  • 17 July, 2017: 26 Common Sandpipers at Port Carlisle but just 12 by 23rd
  • 9 July, 2017: Green Sandpiper R Eden Wetheral
  • 8 July, 2017: 13 Common Sandpiper at Port Carlisle and 10 at Sandsfield
  • 8 July, 2017: Marsh Harrier flew east at Carlisle Airport
  • 1 July, 2017: Wood Sandpiper at Wedholme Flow
  • 21 June, 2017: c 350 Shelduck between Port Carlisle & Glasson point
  • 20 June, 2017: Roseate Tern at RSPB Hodbarrow
  • 20 June, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still at Buttermere
  • 15 June, 2017: Blyth's Reed Warbler Siddick Pond