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1: 27 May 2024 Cattle Egret

Location: Foulshaw Moss

Name: Dave Thexton

Single bird flew low over heading south west.

2: 27 May 2024 2 x male and one female Eider off Whitehaven harbour

Location: Whitehaven

Name: Peter Finn

This afternoon, 2 x male Eider ducks and one female close in off North shore

3: 26 May 2024 Hooded Crow

Location: Keswick

Name: Ian Mawson

Hooded crow spotted next to hope park keswick 9am

4: 26 May 2024 Velvet Scoter

Location: Drigg

Name: Colin Raven

A female flew south amongst 7 Common Scoter at 0715, also 2 Puffin

5: 24 May 2024 Hooded Crow

Location: Windermere (below School Knott near Lickbarrow Road)

Name: Paul Flint

A new visitor to our woodland garden, for the past few days a hooded crow has been coming to feed on the ground below our bird feeders.

6: 24 May 2024 Red-footed Falcon – 1

Location: Between Lessonhall and Raby

Name: Roy Bottomley

Second calendar year male. Found on evening of 23rd by John Ireland.

7: 22 May 2024 Hooded Crow

Location: Drigg

Name: Colin Raven

Single sat atop the signal box at level crossing – also seen yesterday

8: 21 May 2024 Ring plover with 2 very young chicks

Location: The Old Steel works,Moss bay,Workington

Name: Phil Betteridge

9: 21 May 2024 Reed Bunting

Location: St. John's in the Vale

Name: Paul Turton

Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Cuckoo’s and Redstart. Lower valley path following the river.


10: 19 May 2024 Gropper

Location: Geltsdale RSPB Reserve

Name: Andy Lester

Totals today: 3m grasshopper warbler incl x1 showing well from trail near visitor centre 6 cuckoo.  4m 2f 5 whinchat.  3m 2f 3m sedge w 3m whitethroat 3m garden warbler but not a single wheatear!!