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.


  • 10 October, 2020: Hooded Crow - the regular Walney bird still present
  • 9 October, 2020: Cetti's Warbler - 1 Walney still
  • 9 October, 2020: Brambling - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 9 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Old Anthorn
  • 9 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 8 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 8 October, 2020: Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Walney Observatory garden
  • 8 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 2 going into Allithwaite roost with 52 Little Egrets
  • 8 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 2 Kents Bank Marsh
  • 8 October, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Anthorn
  • 8 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Anthorn
  • 8 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 8 October, 2020: Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 heard only Kents Bank Station
  • 7 October, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Anthorn
  • 7 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 7 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Old Anthorn
  • 7 October, 2020: Great White Egret - 1 Black Dyke Moss
  • 6 October, 2020: Cetti’s Warbler - 1 still Walney
  • 6 October, 2020: Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Walney, 1 in Observatory garden and 1 Pho Hill
  • 6 October, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Arnside
  • 6 October, 2020: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 6 October, 2020: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Anthorn
  • 6 October, 2020: Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Anthorn
  • 6 October, 2020: Great White Egret - multiple birds in South Cumbria with singles at Black Dyke Moss, Lyth Valley and Humphrey Head Marsh
  • 5 October, 2020: Red Kite - 1 Cold Fell Road