Latest sightings

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  • 15 February, 2012: Smew 2 (1 drake) on Tindale Tarn
  • 15 February, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv again on R.Eden at Old Sandsfield
  • 15 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 14 February, 2012: Smew redhead at Longtown on ArthuretPonds
  • 14 February, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 at Longtown by track to Arthuret with 75 Whoopers
  • 14 February, 2012: Bean Goose 2 at Longtown by tack to Arthuret
  • 13 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds
  • 13 February, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 28 flew southwest over Heversham
  • 13 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 12 February, 2012: Brent Goose 150 pale-bellied birds at South Walney
  • 12 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 12 February, 2012: Slavonian Grebe 2 off Bowness-on-Solway on incoming tide
  • 12 February, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 12 February, 2012: Ross's Goose adult on Newton Marsh opposite Anthorn masts
  • 11 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 11 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 11 February, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 8 at Hodbarrow
  • 11 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds
  • 11 February, 2012: Smew drake at Longtown Ponds
  • 11 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 11 February, 2012: Great White Egret 1 again at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 10 February, 2012: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 10 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 10 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 10 February, 2012: Smew 2 (1 drake) on Talkin Tarn