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.


  • 17 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Clawthorpe near Holme
  • 17 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Anthorn still
  • 17 October, 2020: Osprey - 1 Campfield Marsh
  • 17 October, 2020: Great Grey Shrike - 1 at Winding Banks, Abbeytown
  • 16 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Anthorn still
  • 16 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Athorn still
  • 16 October, 2020: Osprey - 1 Campfield Marsh
  • 16 October, 2020: Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Vickerstown, Walney the 7th bird on Walney this autumn
  • 15 October, 2020: Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Biggar, Walney
  • 15 October, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Anthorn
  • 15 October, 2020: Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Kendal
  • 15 October, 2020: Red Kite - 1 Embleton flying east
  • 15 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 15 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 14 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Arnside Tower Flood
  • 14 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 14 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Old Anthorn still
  • 13 October, 2020: Red Kite - 1 Crosthwaite
  • 13 October, 2020: Twite - 1 Walney, first of the winter
  • 13 October, 2020: Fieldfare - widespread influx into the county
  • 13 October, 2020: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 Walney still
  • 12 October, 2020: Hooded Crow - 1 still Walney
  • 11 October, 2020: Red Kite - 1 Foulsaw Moss
  • 11 October, 2020: Cetti's warbler - 2 trapped and ringed Watchtree Nature Reserve
  • 11 October, 2020: Cetti's Warbler - 1 Walney still