Latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog, latest photos from Cumbria on BirdGuides and the Cumbria Birding Facebook group.

The sightings below may not be verified. To report a latest sighting, please contact us selecting category latest sighting. This won't be an official record, so please note it in BirdTrack or report to us. Please let us know if you have photos and if it is OK to put them on this website.


  • 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
  • 11 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 11 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 32 flew east over Brampton fish farm
  • 10 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 55+ near Longtown
  • 10 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 47 at Linstock
  • 9 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck 1 still at South Walney N.R.
  • 9 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 90+ at Raby Cotes near Abbeytown
  • 9 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 14 at Linstock
  • 9 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 1 at Linstock
  • 8 January, 2012: Bewick's Swan 1+ adults still at Abbeytown
  • 8 January, 2012: Long-tailed Duck fem still near Great Broughton at Soddy Gap
  • 8 January, 2012: Smew redhead still at Whinfell Tarn
  • 8 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 45 at Linstock
  • 8 January, 2012: Greenland White-fronted Geese 1 at Linstock
  • 8 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 2 at Linstock
  • 8 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 130 at Wedholme Flow
  • 8 January, 2012: Tundra Bean Goose 29+ at Wedholme Flow
  • 8 January, 2012: Iceland Gull 1st-winter at Parton
  • 7 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 33 near Flookburgh behind Ravenstown Club
  • 7 January, 2012: Bewick's Swan 7+ adults at Abbeytown
  • 6 January, 2012: Eurasian White-fronted Goose 11 at Abbeytown