Latest sightings

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  • 17 January, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh
  • 17 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 2 at Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Social Club
  • 16 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 40 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 16 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 2 at Flookburgh behind Ravenstown W.M. Club
  • 16 January, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 15 January, 2012: Bittern 1 at Siddick Pond
  • 15 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 15 January, 2012: Great White Egret still at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 15 January, 2012: Iceland Gull 2 juvs Whitehaven Harbour
  • 14 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 14 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at Longtown Ponds on pool by A6071
  • 14 January, 2012: Great White Egret again at Campfield Marsh on saltmarsh pool
  • 14 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 52 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 14 January, 2012: Great Skua 1 at Foulney Island
  • 14 January, 2012: Slavonian Grebe 1 off Foulney Island
  • 14 January, 2012: Great White Egret 1 again at Kents Bank on marsh opposite railway station
  • 14 January, 2012: Bittern 4 at Siddick Pond
  • 14 January, 2012: Green-winged Teal 1 drake at Siddick Pond
  • 14 January, 2012: Iceland Gull imm following boat off Whitehaven
  • 14 January, 2012: Iceland Gull adult at Workington
  • 13 January, 2012: Glaucous Gull juv at Old Sandsfield
  • 13 January, 2012: Iceland Gull 1 at Maryport off golf course
  • 12 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 12 January, 2012: Snow Bunting 12+ near summit of Helvellyn
  • 11 January, 2012: Brent Goose 143 pale-bellied birds at South Walney