Latest sightings

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  • 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
  • 13 March, 2017: 6 Green Sandpipers still at pool on Wetheral/Warwick Bridge Road
  • 13 March, 2017: Sand Martin Armathwaite
  • 12 March, 2017: Great Grey Shrike still at Soddy Gap
  • 12 March, 2017: Wheatear at Allonby
  • 24 February, 2017: Great Grey Shrike still at Soddy Gap
  • 22 February, 2017: Little Egret Soulby
  • 22 February, 2017: Snow Bunting Blencathra
  • 21 February, 2017: 5 Green Sandpipers - on field flood at Wetheral & 6 on 22nd and 25th
  • 19 February, 2017: Red Kite Warwick Bridge
  • 18 February, 2017: Waxwings 11 at Morton Carlisle
  • 15 February, 2017: Tundra Bean goose with Pinkfeet at Walby
  • 14 February, 2017: 4 Waxwings, Furness Pk Cricket Ground Barrow in Furness
  • 12 February, 2017: Red head Smew at Soddy Gap
  • 12 February, 2017: Drake Smew present on Derwent Water
  • 11 February, 2017: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 11 February, 2017: Black Redstart still at Whitehaven Harbour
  • 11 February, 2017: Smew still present at Siddick Pond
  • 5 February, 2017: Iceland Gull still at Bowness on Windermere
  • 5 February, 2017: Black Redstart still at Whitehaven
  • 4 February, 2017: Great Grey Shrike still present at Soddy Gap
  • 4 February, 2017: Glaucous Gull still present at Workington
  • 21 January, 2017: Shore Lark Nethermost Pike and 8 Snow Buntings Helvellyn plateau
  • 19 January, 2017: Glaucous Gull at Workington