Latest sightings

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  • 31 May, 2017: Report of Black-eared Wheatear just below the summit of Black Combe
  • 29 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still present at Buttermere
  • 28 May, 2017: Red Kite at Eycott near Berrier - and one at Brampton on 27/5
  • 28 May, 2017: Rockcliffe: Great white egret upstream from the village
  • 25 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still present at Buttermere
  • 21 May, 2017: immature Little Gull at Bowness on Solway
  • 19 May, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper still at Buttermere
  • 14 May, 2017: Dotterel - single bird on Furness Fells
  • 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