Latest sightings

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  • 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
  • 9 February, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 13 near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 9 February, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 8 February, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose c200 at Easton
  • 8 February, 2012: Smew drake at Longtown Ponds
  • 8 February, 2012: Smew drake on Talkin Tarn
  • 8 February, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv again on R.Eden at New Sandsfield cNY341616
  • 8 February, 2012: Iceland Gull juv again at Parton
  • 7 February, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose c100 at Longtown NY375698
  • 7 February, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1 at Longtown with 72 Whoopers
  • 7 February, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 7 February, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv on R.Eden at New Sandsfield cNY341616