Monthly Reports

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  • August 2013
    Thursday, 1 August 2013 to Saturday, 31 August 2013

    Highlights: A Wryneck at Torver Low Common (31st) was a good inland find.

    Bassenthwaite Lake: The Ospreys successfully fledged their two young. Other sightings included a drake Common Scoter.

  • July 2013
    Monday, 1 July 2013 to Wednesday, 31 July 2013

    Bassenthwaite Lake: The Ospreys and their two young continued to thrive.

  • June 2013
    Saturday, 1 June 2013 to Sunday, 30 June 2013

    Highlights: Cumbria’s fourth Spotted Sandpiper was found at Workington harbour (12th) but failed to linger.

    Bassenthwaite Lake: The Ospreys hatched two young.

  • May 2013
    Wednesday, 1 May 2013 to Friday, 31 May 2013
    Highlights: A male Subalpine Warbler, Cumbria’s third and the first for 20 years, was an elusive visitor to Rampside (15th-18th). A Bee Eater briefly hawked over horse paddocks at Biggar on Walney Island (1st) and a male red-spotted Bluethroat was photographed at nearby South Walney N.R. (20th). A drake Green-winged Teal was found at North Plain RSPB (5th-10th) and a Common Crane flew over Wedholme Flow (13th).
  • April 2013
    Monday, 1 April 2013 to Tuesday, 30 April 2013

    Highlights: A singing male Serin, Cumbria’s fifth, was a brief visitor to the observatory garden at South Walney (19th) and a Hoopoe was photographed in a garden at Penton (22nd). The Todd’s Canada Goose was seen again among the Barnacle Geese at Whitrigg (10th).

  • March 2013
    Friday, 1 March 2013 to Sunday, 31 March 2013
    Todd's Canada Goose, Whitrigg, Darren Robson
    Todd's Canada Goose, Whitrigg, Darren Robson

    Highlights: The Todd’s Canada Goose was seen intermittently among the Barnacle Geese around Kirkbride and Whitrigg (11th-14th). A Great White Egret, perhaps the regularly returning bird, was

  • February 2013
    Friday, 1 February 2013 to Thursday, 28 February 2013
    Highlights: The Todd’s Canada Goose, last seen in October 2012, reappeared among the Barnacle Geese at Whitrigg and Newton Marsh (26th-28th) while the drake Green-winged Teal lingered at Hodbarrow (to 18th).
  • January 2013
    Tuesday, 1 January 2013 to Thursday, 31 January 2013
    Highlights: The corpse of a White-tailed Tropicbird was picked up on the beach at Mawbray Banks (6th); a first for Britain if accepted. The drake Green-winged Teal lingered all month at Hodbarrow.
  • December 2012
    Saturday, 1 December 2012 to Monday, 31 December 2012

    Highlights: The adult Red-breasted Goose continued to associate with Barnacle Geese at Cardurnock (to 2nd) while the drake Green-winged Teal lingered at Hodbarrow all month. Meanwhile, the long-staying Great White Egret remained in residence at Campfield Marsh (to 1st) and a Great Grey Shrike was photographed at Culgaith near Penrith (9th).

  • November 2012
    Thursday, 1 November 2012 to Friday, 30 November 2012
    Red-breasted Goose, Cardurnock, Nick Franklin
    Red-breasted Goose, Cardurnock, Nick Franklin
    Great White Egret, Campfield, Ian Kinley
    Great White Egret, Campfield, Ian Kinley