Latest sightings

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  • 12 April, 2017: Common (2) and Green Sandpiper R Esk Longtown .
  • 12 April, 2017: 25 Waxwings West Walls CP Carlisle
  • 11 April, 2017: F Black Redstart Forest Head , Brampton
  • 11 April, 2017: Great Skua Bowness on Solway
  • 9 April, 2017: 4 Manx Shearwaters Seascale
  • 9 April, 2017: 2 Avocets Wedholme Flow before flying off south .
  • 7 April, 2017: Garganey reported from RSPB Campfield and Wedholme Flow in recent days
  • 6 April, 2017: 22 Waxwings in Brunswick Square Penrith still present 7/4/17
  • 5 April, 2017: Iceland Gull 2cy flew from Heysham towards Roa Island ,Cumbria
  • 4 April, 2017: Red Kite north over South Solway Mosses
  • 4 April, 2017: Osprey near M6 Carlisle
  • 31 March, 2017: Waxwings (c20) London Rd Carlisle still present on Warwick Rd 5/4/17
  • 31 March, 2017: Swallows (3) at Cockermouth and one at Bowness on Solway
  • 30 March, 2017: Ospreys back at Foulshaw CWT Reserve .
  • 28 March, 2017: Great Grey Shrike still at Soddy Gap , Great Broughton
  • 27 March, 2017: Waxwing 12 in Arnside
  • 25 March, 2017: Osprey west over Spadeadam Forest
  • 24 March, 2017: Osprey north over Carlsile
  • 24 March, 2017: Red Kite Longtown
  • 23 March, 2017: White Wagtail Binsey
  • 16 March, 2017: Wheatear Haverigg
  • 14 March, 2017: Single Sand Martins at Wetheral and Geltsdale RSPB
  • 14 March, 2017: Iceland Gull over high tide at Sellafield
  • 13 March, 2017: Red Kite off the Lakeside to Hawkshead road just south of Esthwaite Water this a.m.
  • 13 March, 2017: Great Grey Shrike present this am between 1130 and 1230 at Wharton Tarn near Hawkshead Hill opposite the FC car park at High Cross on the Coniston - Hawkshead Hill road