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.


  • 8 August, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Foulshaw
  • 6 August, 2021: Black Guillemot - 1 Walney
  • 6 August, 2021: Quail - 1 Thornhill Moss, Abbeytown
  • 4 August, 2021: Marsh Harrier - 1 heading west over Gisland
  • 2 August, 2021: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Whitehaven Harbour
  • 1 August, 2021: Black Guillemot - 1 Walney
  • 31 July, 2021: Osprey - 1 Eskmeals
  • 30 July, 2021: Little Stint - 1 Hardendale Quarry
  • 28 July, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 28 July, 2021: Avocet - 1 adult and 2 juveniles Port Carlisle
  • 24 July, 2021: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Greenodd
  • 14 July, 2021: Quail - 3 calling near Penrith
  • 13 July, 2021: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Haverigg
  • 10 July, 2021: Roseate Tern - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 10 July, 2021: Storm Petrel - 1 Silecroft
  • 9 July, 2021: Roseate Tern - 2 Hodbarrow
  • 7 July, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 River Mite, Ravenglass
  • 6 July, 2021: Greater Scaup - 1 drake Walney
  • 5 July, 2021: Roseate Tern - 1 Hodbarrow
  • 30 June, 2021: Velvet Scoter - 1 Walney
  • 28 June, 2021: Roseate Tern - 2 Hodbarrow
  • 28 June, 2021: Quail - 1 calling north of Langwathby
  • 27 June, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 River Esk, Rockcliffe
  • 25 June, 2021: Common Scoter - significant inland influx with birds at Killington, Wetsleddale, Haweswater and Tindale Tarn
  • 21 June, 2021: Spoonbill - 1 Hodbarrow