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1: 19 Apr 2024 Ring-necked duck

Location: Longtown Ponds

Name: Harry Coghill

Female still present with tufted duck flock, also yellow wagtail over

3: 18 Apr 2024 Oystercatcher movement

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Steady northwards movement tonight of Oystercatcher.   Difficult to estimate numbers, but likely to be 50+    Earlier 6 tree sparrow, 5 siskin, 2 willow warbler, 5 Swallow.

4: 17 Apr 2024 Ring necked Duck female

Location: Longtown ponds

Name: Chris Baines


5: 17 Apr 2024 More scoter

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Another flock of common scoter high over east tonight.  Based on calls a minimum of 10-15 birds

6: 16 Apr 2024 Common sandpiper

Location: Siddick pond

Name: Graham Burr

7: 16 Apr 2024 White stork

Location: B5282 heading towards Milnthorpe from Sandside in a flooded field

Name: Dawn Dawson

I was so shocked to see it  (approx 2.15 pm) I immediately thought white stork, then but how can it be? We were driving by in the car and was unable to stop or take a photo. I’ m pretty sure of what I saw (I’ve been a birdwatcher for 50 years) in those  few seconds but then I doubt myself. I noticed there had been a sighting a few days ago in Cumbria. I wondered if you have had any more reports to confirm?

8: 16 Apr 2024 Pied Flycatchers

Location: Aira Force

Name: Paul Turton

Lots of nesting activity. Several Pied Flycatchers, Bullfinch, Raven, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler and a very brief appearance of a male Redstart.


9: 15 Apr 2024 Green sandpiper

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

Briefly one calling over.   New site record.   Also 3 willow warbler, Swallow,blackcap, Siskin, chiff chaff, 5 tree sparrow, dipper Inc 2 juvs, Sparrowhawk

10: 14 Apr 2024 Singing lesser whitethroat

Location: Brick Works Lane

Name: Mike Douglas

Singing from blackthorn hedge