Latest sightings

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  • 14 May, 2017: 2 pairs of Longtailed Duck passed Bowness on Solway . Again flock of 17 Pomarine Skuas 2 hours after high tide
  • 13 May, 2017: 22 Pomarine and 5 Great Skuas at Bowness on Solway also up to 20 Gannets
  • 13 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper Buttermere -still present 14/5/17
  • 11 May, 2017: Dotterel 4 on Rockliffe Marsh
  • 7 May, 2017: Dotterel 8 on western fells
  • 23 April, 2017: Little Egret Southwaite Mill , Cockermouth
  • 22 April, 2017: Passage Purple Sandpiper, Golden Plover & Dunlin on Pennines
  • 22 April, 2017: Common Swift Foulshaw Moss
  • 21 April, 2017: 55 Gannets Bowness on Solway also Little Gull & 5 Whimbrel and 1 Bonxie
  • 21 April, 2017: Lesser Whitethroat Beckermet
  • 21 April, 2017: Spotted Redshank Wedholme Flow also 15 white Wagtails
  • 18 April, 2017: Osprey south Solway
  • 18 April, 2017: 140 Whimbrel South Solway
  • 17 April, 2017: Whimbrel at Crosscannonby, Moricambe Bay & Boweness on Solway
  • 15 April, 2017: Male Cuckoo calling at Roudsea Moss, Haverthwaite
  • 15 April, 2017: 9 Waxwings Brook Street Penrith early morning
  • 12 April, 2017: Pomarine Skua north at Nethertown
  • 12 April, 2017: Common (2) and Green Sandpiper R Esk Longtown .
  • 12 April, 2017: 25 Waxwings West Walls CP Carlisle
  • 11 April, 2017: F Black Redstart Forest Head , Brampton
  • 11 April, 2017: Great Skua Bowness on Solway
  • 9 April, 2017: 4 Manx Shearwaters Seascale
  • 9 April, 2017: 2 Avocets Wedholme Flow before flying off south .
  • 7 April, 2017: Garganey reported from RSPB Campfield and Wedholme Flow in recent days
  • 6 April, 2017: 22 Waxwings in Brunswick Square Penrith still present 7/4/17