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31: 3 May 2024 Spotted Flycatcher

Location: Naddle Forest, Haweswater

Name: Spike Webb

32: 3 May 2024 Fieldfare

Location: Alston Moor (Nentsberry)

Name: Stephen Horsfield

Around a dozen still hanging around on the moor above Nent Hall.

33: 3 May 2024 Garganey pair

Location: Brigsteer wetlands/Park end moss

Name: Harry Coghill

Garganey pair present this morning, drake came incredibly close to the hide!


34: 2 May 2024 Pair of Pied Flycatchers

Location: Low Bridge End Tea Garden, St Johs-in-the-vale

Name: Sue Hill

Male and female seen regularly visiting nesting box easily visible from the tea garden (open 10:30 to 16;30)

35: 1 May 2024 Cuckoo calling lots and showing realy well

Location: Pica to tutehill rd

Name: Graham Burr

36: 30 Apr 2024 Common sandpiper

Location: Siddick pond

Name: Graham Burr

37: 30 Apr 2024 Hobby – 1 adult

Location: Foulshaw Moss

Name: Dave Thexton

38: 30 Apr 2024 Cuckoo arrives

Location: Livingstone Homestead

Name: Andy Lester

  1. First male for site this year.  Also 38 Linnet, plus redpoll, Siskin, tree sparrow and 3 barn owl in area

39: 29 Apr 2024 Swift

Location: Ulverston

Name: Mike Douglas

Single bird feeding over the house

40: 29 Apr 2024 Swift Sighting

Location: Warwick Bridge east of Carlisle

Name: Quentin Cox

3 Swift briefly over rooftops at Warwick Bridge.