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101: 26 Sep 2023 Long-tailed Duck – 1

Location: Walney

Name: Walney Bird Observatory

102: 26 Sep 2023 Hoopoe

Location: Aldingham

Name: Don Pettingale

Hoopoe still at Aldingham today. Displaying to chase off Wheatear.


103: 26 Sep 2023 Barnacle Geese

Location: Kirkby-in-Furness

Name: Stephen Dunstan

c45 seen from train, not known if feral or overshooting birds.

104: 26 Sep 2023 Brent Goose / Hooded Crow

Location: Ravenglass

Name: Stephen Dunstan

Pale-bellied Brent at confluence of estuaries, Hooded Crow on Esk estuary.

105: 25 Sep 2023 Hoopoe

Location: Aldingham

Name: Keith McVeigh

single bird on Aldingham beach.


106: 25 Sep 2023 Hooded Crow on St Bees to Coulderton coast road

Location: St Bees

Name: Peter Finn

Hooded Crow with other covids and gulls feeding in a field beside the St Bees to Coulderton coast road this afternoon. Also, an Juvenile Wheatear on Nethertown beach.

107: 25 Sep 2023 Snow Buntings

Location: North Walney

Name: Stephen Dunstan

Two on shore

108: 24 Sep 2023 Pectoral Sandpiper – 1

Location: College Green

Name: Ronnie irving

109: 23 Sep 2023 Grey Phalarope – 1

Location: Silecroft

Name: RBA

110: 23 Sep 2023 Spotted Flycatcher

Location: Skelton

Name: Spike Webb