Week Commencing Monday 24th June 2024

Records from the archives – On This Day

For week commencing Monday 24th June 2024

24th June

The four Bee-eaters found in the Rusland Valley on 22nd June 2002 were last seen on this day in 2002 and the female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen at Haverthwaite (SD38) on 9th June 2002 was seen again on this day in 2002.

25th June

A Cory’s Shearwater off North Walney in 1985 was the sixth Cumbrian record, a White Stork frequented Rockcliffe Marsh until 3rd August in 1981 it was  the tenth Cumbrian record, a Spoonbill was seen on Foulney Island in 2004 it was the 42nd Cumbrian record and one of the last Cumbrian Corn Buntings was singing at Millrigg Farm, Whitrigg (NY25) in 1999.

26th June

A first-summer Ross’s Gull was a reward for ‘a supreme optimist’ it was found loafing at Workington harbour and it remained until 30th June in 1994 and remains the only county record, two adult Roseate Terns were seen together at Hodbarrow in 2005 this was the 15th Cumbrian record since 1990 and a Turtle Dove was seen at Tindale (NY65) in 2005 was the seventh Cumbrian record this century.

27th June

A Great White Egret found at Bassenthwaite Lake remained until 1st July in 2006 it was the fourth Cumbrian record, a Roller was located on the airfield at North Walney in 1992 was the eighth and most recent Cumbrian record and a singing male Blyth’s Reed Warbler took up residence at Longlands Lake, Egremont in 2020, it remained until 1st July and was the second Cumbrian record.

28th June

An adult Long-tailed Skua was seen off South Walney in 1996 it was the 18th Cumbrian record  and a male ‘Channel’ Wagtail found in the Yellow Wagtail population near Langwathby (NY53B) in 2015 was the third Cumbrian example of this hybrid.

29th June

A Corncrake was photographed at Eskmeals it remained until 2nd July in 1998 and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was found at Dalston (NY35Q) in 2007 it was the tenth Cumbrian record this century.

30th June

A Spoonbill at Rockcliffe Marsh in 2011 was approximately the 55th Cumbrian record, the Spotted Crake first found at Portinscale on 30th May in 1986 was last seen on this date, it was the sixth Cumbrian record of the 80’s,  a first-summer male Red-footed Falcon was seen at Shap Wells in 1986 it was the third county record and the first since one at Alston in May 1932 and a Greenish Warbler trapped and ringed at South Walney in 1992 was the second county record and also the second that month in Cumbria.

Ronnie Irving

Ex-Secretary CBC Records Panel (2015- 2024)

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