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.


  • 21 February, 2021: Great White Egret - 3 Arnside Tower
  • 19 February, 2021: Iceland Gull - 1 Longtown Ponds still
  • 17 February, 2021: Iceland Gull - 1 Longtown Ponds still
  • 17 February, 2021: Firecrest - 1 Crosscanonby still
  • 15 February, 2021: Smew - 1 redhead Longtown Ponds still
  • 15 February, 2021: Iceland Gull - 1 second calendar year Longtown Ponds
  • 14 February, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still
  • 13 February, 2021: Firecrest - 1 Crosscanonby still
  • 13 February, 2021: Water Pipit - 1 Grange-over-Sands from promenade by channel
  • 13 February, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still
  • 11 February, 2021: Firecrest - 1 Crosscanonby still
  • 10 February, 2021: Smew - 1 redhead Longtown still
  • 10 February, 2021: Firecrest - 2 Crosscanonby
  • 9 February, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 Holme
  • 8 February, 2021: Great White Eget - 1 Skimburness Marsh
  • 7 February, 2021: Firecrest - 1 maybe 2 by Crosscanonby water treatment works
  • 7 February, 2021: Russian White-fronted Geese - 2 between Houghton Hall Garden Centre and Brunstock
  • 6 February, 2021: Great White Egret - 1 flying towards Burgh Marsh between Boustead Hill and Longburgh
  • 5 February, 2021: Long-tailed Duck - 1 Leven Estuary still
  • 2 February, 2021: Red Kite - 1 Crake Valley near Lowick Bridge
  • 1 February, 2021: Great White Eget - 1 between Langwathby and Melmerby
  • 1 February, 2021: Smew - 1 female Longtown Ponds still
  • 30 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still
  • 30 January, 2021: Snow Bunting - 1 Sandscale Haws still
  • 28 January, 2021: Black Redstart - 1 Grange-over-Sands promenade still