Latest sightings

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The sightings below may not be verified. To report a latest sighting, please contact us selecting category latest sighting. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us. Please let us know if you have photos and if it is OK to put them on this website.


  • 8 January, 2017: Firecrest Maryport Woods found on CBC Bird Race ! One also at Siddick ponds in the afternoon
  • 5 January, 2017: Smew - a pair at south end of Derwentwater
  • 1 January, 2017: Red Kite New Hutton Kendal
  • 29 December, 2016: Common Sandpiper R Esk Longtown
  • 11 December, 2016: Long Tailed Duck 2 on Windermere and at least 2 at Grune Point
  • 4 December, 2016: Shore Lark Helvellyn Summit
  • 4 December, 2016: Red Necked Grebe Gale Bay Park Foot Ullswater NY464235 still present
  • 4 December, 2016: Waxwings - 200 in Kendal
  • 2 December, 2016: Waxwings 200 still at Dalston
  • 2 December, 2016: Red Necked Grebe Gale Bay Park Foot Ullswater NY464235
  • 29 November, 2016: Waxwings 350 at Dalston
  • 28 November, 2016: 58 Waxwings Lower Viaduct Car Park Carlisle
  • 27 November, 2016: Black Redstart Whitehaven Harbour
  • 24 November, 2016: Waxwings - 6 St John's Church Keswick
  • 23 November, 2016: 58 Waxwings Carlsile Catherdal grounds
  • 21 November, 2016: Great Grey Shrike still at Great Broughton
  • 20 November, 2016: 65 Waxwings Mintsfeet Rd Kendal
  • 20 November, 2016: Waxwings - 28 at Greystoke
  • 17 November, 2016: Waxwings Bells Close Car Park Keswick
  • 15 November, 2016: Great Skua Nethertown
  • 15 November, 2016: Waxwing 20+ by traffic lights on A66 Bassenthwaite
  • 15 November, 2016: Great Grey Shrike still present at Soddy Gap Great Broughton
  • 14 November, 2016: Waxwings 200+ in Brampton still present 17/11/16 & 18/11/16
  • 13 November, 2016: Snow Bunting 8 at Grune Point
  • 13 November, 2016: Waxwings - 8 at Stainton . Still 11 in Wetheral and c150 Currock rd Carlisle