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.


  • 6 July, 2020: Hobby - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 6 July, 2020: Gannet - 1 Longlands Lake, Egremont
  • 6 July, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 still present at Longlands Lake, Egremont.
  • 5 July, 2020: Great Skua - 1 South Walney
  • 5 July, 2020: Pomarine Skua - 1 Bowness-on-Solway
  • 4 July, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 still present at Longlands Lake, Egremont.
  • 2 July, 2020: Little Gull - 1 off Workington
  • 2 July, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 still present at Longlands Lake, Egremont.
  • 1 July, 2020: Ruddy Shelduck - 2 Bowness-on-Solway, west of the viaduct
  • 1 July, 2020: Common Crossbill - c20 Beacon Woods, Penrith
  • 1 July, 2020: Marsh Harrier - 1 Ulpha Meadows
  • 30 June, 2020: Little Gull - 1 at north end of Lake Windermere near mouth of River Brathay
  • 30 June, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 still present at Longlands Lake, Egremont.
  • 29 June, 2020: Little Ringed Plover - 2 adults and 1 juvenile Bolton Lane End Pools. Also 3 Black-tailed Godwits.
  • 29 June, 2020: Storm Petrel - 1 south off Workington at 13.20
  • 29 June, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 still present at Longlands Lake, Egremont.
  • 28 June, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 still present at Longlands Lake, Egremont.
  • 28 June, 2020: Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Walney at 05.25 am.
  • 27 June, 2020: Black-tailed Godwit - 27 Siddick Pond
  • 27 June, 2020: Mediterranean Gull - 1 adult Workington, first returning bird?
  • 27 June, 2020: Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 singing and showing well at Longlands Lake, Egremont
  • 26 June, 2020: Quail - 1 calling again at Allithwaite
  • 25 June, 2020: Rose-coloured Starling - 1 South Walney still present
  • 25 June, 2020: Long-tailed Duck - 1 female Walney
  • 25 June, 2020: Quail - 1 in a Kendal garden