Latest sightings

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  • 17 January, 2017: Pinkfooted Geese 500 north at Allonby in morning
  • 17 January, 2017: "Red head" Smew at Siddick Pond
  • 16 January, 2017: Pinkfooted Goose 1160 ( in 3 flocks ) north west over Threlkeld
  • 16 January, 2017: Foulney 6 Long Tailed Ducks , Short Eared Owl and 286 Brent Geese
  • 16 January, 2017: 1St wntr Iceland Gull Workington also 3 Mediterranean Gulls and 2000 Pinkfooted Geese - north
  • 15 January, 2017: Jack Snipe - 5 R Esk Longtown
  • 15 January, 2017: Great White Egret Kents Bank
  • 15 January, 2017: Firecrest Cockermouth
  • 14 January, 2017: F/imm Marsh Harrier Ulpha Meadows
  • 10 January, 2017: Juv Spoonbill Walney
  • 9 January, 2017: Waxwing 3 at Asda London Road Carlisle
  • 9 January, 2017: Brambling 200 reported at Talkin Tarn
  • 9 January, 2017: Black Redstart male again at Whitehaven Harbour
  • 8 January, 2017: Glaucous Gull - juv at north end of Windermere
  • 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