Monthly Reports

To see sightings and photos from a particular month, please select the month below.
  • May 2015
    Friday, 1 May 2015 to Sunday, 31 May 2015
    Photo highlights are a Red-throated diver, Whimbrel and a Woodcock.
  • April 2015
    Wednesday, 1 April 2015 to Thursday, 30 April 2015
    Highlights: A male Bluethroat was photographed near Rogersceuch Farm, Campfield Marsh (8th) and a Hoopoe graced garden in Dent (13th-14th). Two Common Cranes spent an evening in the Lyth Valley (18th) and were then seen circling over Foulshaw Moss next day. Of more doubtful origin, a White Stork flew over Sizergh (13th). The two Great Grey Shrikes lingered at Dalton Crags early in the month.
  • March 2015
    Sunday, 1 March 2015 to Tuesday, 31 March 2015
    Highlights: A rather elusive Richard’s Pipit was seen intermittently near Lowca Rugby Club (8th-18th). A drake Green-winged Teal was found at North Plain Farm (23rd) and a new Great Grey Shrike appeared near Binsey north of Bassenthwaite (22nd-29th). Meanwhile, the Great Grey Shrike reappeared at Dalton Crags where it was joined by a second bird (from 18th-31st).
  • February 2015
    Sunday, 1 February 2015 to Saturday, 28 February 2015

    Highlights: A Great Grey Shrike was found at Torver Back Common (16th).

  • January 2015
    Thursday, 1 January 2015 to Saturday, 31 January 2015

    Highlights: The Great Grey Shrike reappeared briefly at Dalton Crags (5th).

    Esk/Irt/Mite complex: The Esk hosted a single Little Egret while three Greenshank remained on the Mite.

  • December 2014
    Monday, 1 December 2014 to Wednesday, 31 December 2014

    Highlights: The Great Grey Shrike remained in residence at Dalton Crags (to 6th).

    Esk/Irt/Mite complex: The Esk hosted two Little Egrets and a single Greenshank, while up to five Greenshank were on the Mite.

  • November 2014
    Saturday, 1 November 2014 to Sunday, 30 November 2014
    The county and Northwest England's first Red-eyed Vireo was a stunning discovery at Walney Bird Observatory (4th) completely overshadowing the arrival of another two Yellow-browed Warblers, singles at Snab Point, Walney and Westfield Point N.R. Rampside on the same day.
  • October 2014
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014 to Friday, 31 October 2014

    Highlights: The county’s third Cetti’s Warbler lingered at South Walney (7th-24th) while an exceptional influx of Yellow-browed Warblers (14th) produced no less than five on Walney Island, three at Haverigg and one at Kirksanton Haws; these were followed by two more on Walney Island (16th). A colour-ringed male Bearded Tit on Walnei Island (14th-24th) was the first in the county since 1999.

  • September 2014
    Monday, 1 September 2014 to Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Highlights: A Common Crane was found at Barton Fell near Brampton (7th) a juvenile Nightjar was trapped and ringed in an Allonby garden (10th).

    Esk/Irt/Mite complex: The Esk hosted three Little Egrets, a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, three Black-tailed Godwits and two Greenshank. The long-staying Hooded Crow was seen again on the Irt.

  • August 2014
    Friday, 1 August 2014 to Sunday, 31 August 2014
    Highlights: The first-summer Glossy Ibis remained in residence on the River Bela just south of Milnthorpe (to 3rd) while a Great White Egret seen briefly at Longtown (3rd) was followed by another that visited several sites around the Kent Estuary (22nd-26th). A Sooty Shearwater was reported off Parton (11th) and a highly unseasonable adult Iceland Gull appeared at Mockerkin Tarn (22nd).