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.


  • 1 November, 2017: 2 Western Cattle Egret still at Arnside
  • 29 October, 2017: juv Dotterel with Golden Plover at Cardurnock
  • 29 October, 2017: Great Northern Diver Loweswater
  • 27 October, 2017: 2 Western Cattle Egrets still present SE of Arnside .
  • 26 October, 2017: first Twite of the Autumn on Heversham Moss flood defences
  • 26 October, 2017: 3 Hawfinch reported over Keswick also one at RSPB Campfield 25/10/17
  • 25 October, 2017: 4 Little Stint at Foulshaw Marsh today
  • 22 October, 2017: At least 4 ( possibly 6 ) Ring Ouzels with Fieldfare flock on Little Asby Scar
  • 21 October, 2017: Slavonian Gebe & Spotted Redshank on Leven Estuary also 6 Red Breasted Mergs.
  • 20 October, 2017: 2 Cattle Egret Arnside - still on 22nd Oct
  • 20 October, 2017: 2 Great White Egrets reported over Grune Point .
  • 19 October, 2017: 2 Little Stint and 5 Ruff still at Foulshaw Marsh
  • 18 October, 2017: 134 Red Throated Divers drifted out with tide at MAryport
  • 17 October, 2017: 3 Leach's Petrels passed Hodbarrow sea wall this morning . Also Ruff & Woodsandpiper reported at Port Haverigg
  • 17 October, 2017: At least 8 Little Stints on north side of Rockliffe MArsh
  • 17 October, 2017: 2 Leech's Petrels passed Workington noon- 12.30 also 2 at Bowness on Solway and 5 at Walney NR
  • 12 October, 2017: 13 Ruff Anthorn/Whitrigg and 15 Redwings at Bowness Pits
  • 8 October, 2017: Now 5 Little Stint at Foulshaw Marsh ( unusual number here ) and also 12 Ruff.
  • 7 October, 2017: Yellow Browed Warbler in Brampton
  • 6 October, 2017: Little Stint & 10 Ruff at Foulshaw Marsh
  • 3 October, 2017: 22 Ruff at Halforth today,plus 17 Ruff at Moss Side farm flood with 2 Whooper Swan.
  • 3 October, 2017: 22 Ruff at Halforth today,plus 17 Ruff at Moss Side farm flood with 2 Whooper Swan.
  • 28 September, 2017: Corncrake at Walney
  • 26 September, 2017: Yellow Browed Warbler and American Wigeon at S Walney
  • 24 September, 2017: 4 Avocets, and Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper at Port Carlisle