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.


  • 19 January, 2018: 3 Little Stint at Port Carlsile
  • 13 January, 2018: Short Eared Owl Wedholme Flow
  • 13 January, 2018: drake Smew Derwent Water
  • 9 January, 2018: pr of Pochard on R Eden upstream from Crosby on Eden
  • 8 January, 2018: 2 Little Stint still at Port Carlisle
  • 7 January, 2018: Cetti's Warbler heard at Siddick Pond by Bird Race competitor
  • 3 January, 2018: 3 Mediterranean Gulls ( 2 ads & 1 2nd winter ) R Wampool with a 1st winter also present on 4th January
  • 31 December, 2017: Great White and Little Egret still at Sunbiggin Tarn
  • 30 December, 2017: 11 Ruff with Lapwing at Blackdyke Silloth
  • 30 December, 2017: 175 Whooper Swans Kirkbride
  • 29 December, 2017: juv Great Northern Diver still at Brotherswater
  • 27 December, 2017: Black Grouse at Garrigill & Geltsdale
  • 27 December, 2017: 5 Green Sandpiper and f Scaup R Eden Scotby
  • 18 December, 2017: 5 Snow Buntings still on Grune Point still 3 27/12/17
  • 18 December, 2017: 3 Little Stints at Port Carlisle - to east of village still present 21/12/17
  • 15 December, 2017: juv Great Northern Diver on Brotherswater still present 18/12/17
  • 12 December, 2017: 2 Long Tailed Duck Bowness Bay Lake Windermere
  • 12 December, 2017: Now 5 Snow Buntings at Grune Point
  • 10 December, 2017: 4 Snow Buntings and 70 Twite on Grune Point - still present 11/12/17
  • 9 December, 2017: Little Egret Plumpton
  • 9 December, 2017: juv Great Northern Diver Brotherswater - still present 12/12/17
  • 8 December, 2017: F Black Redstart at Dubmill Point still present 10/12/17
  • 6 December, 2017: 2 Little Stint at mouth of R Bela Milnthorpe
  • 5 December, 2017: c60 Twite at Cardurnock
  • 3 December, 2017: 2 Little Stint at Port Carlisle