Latest sightings

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  • 11 February, 2017: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 11 February, 2017: Black Redstart still at Whitehaven Harbour
  • 11 February, 2017: Smew still present at Siddick Pond
  • 5 February, 2017: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 5 February, 2017: Black Redstart still at Whitehaven
  • 4 February, 2017: Great Grey Shrike still present at Soddy Gap
  • 4 February, 2017: Glaucous Gull still present at Workington
  • 21 January, 2017: Shore Lark Nethermost Pike and 8 Snow Buntings Helvellyn plateau
  • 19 January, 2017: Glaucous Gull at Workington
  • 18 January, 2017: 17 Scaup at Hodbarrow RSPB
  • 17 January, 2017: Pinkfooted Geese 500 north at Allonby in morning
  • 17 January, 2017: "Red head" Smew at Siddick Pond
  • 16 January, 2017: Pinkfooted Goose 1160 ( in 3 flocks ) north west over Threlkeld
  • 16 January, 2017: Foulney 6 Long Tailed Ducks , Short Eared Owl and 286 Brent Geese
  • 16 January, 2017: 1St wntr Iceland Gull Workington also 3 Mediterranean Gulls and 2000 Pinkfooted Geese - north
  • 15 January, 2017: Jack Snipe - 5 R Esk Longtown
  • 15 January, 2017: Great White Egret Kents Bank
  • 15 January, 2017: Firecrest Cockermouth
  • 14 January, 2017: F/imm Marsh Harrier Ulpha Meadows
  • 10 January, 2017: Juv Spoonbill Walney
  • 9 January, 2017: Waxwing 3 at Asda London Road Carlisle
  • 9 January, 2017: Brambling 200 reported at Talkin Tarn
  • 9 January, 2017: Black Redstart male again at Whitehaven Harbour
  • 8 January, 2017: Glaucous Gull - juv at north end of Windermere
  • 8 January, 2017: Firecrest Maryport Woods found on CBC Bird Race ! One also at Siddick ponds in the afternoon