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41: 28 Apr 2024 White stork

Location: Sea Wood, Ulverston

Name: Mike Douglas

2 flew north. Good views and couldn’t see any rings or wing tags

42: 27 Apr 2024 Not quite Walney

Location: St Bees Head

Name: Peter Finn

Hooded crow near St Bees lighthouse plus single White Wagtail

43: 27 Apr 2024 Cuckoo

Location: Helsington Barrows

Name: Alan Ferguson

One bird calling just over the cliff edge towards Underbarrow at 19.30 pm. Also Green Woodpecker Yaffling from two different areas of the Barrows

44: 26 Apr 2024 (Female) Pied Flycatcher

Location: Woodland near Staveley

Name: Andrea Collins

Female Pied Flycatcher. She was busy gathering nest material though I didn’t see any males.


45: 25 Apr 2024 Common crossbill

Location: Gooseyfoot Tarn Grizedale. SD 33859708

Name: Sue Hazelwood

Female calling from top of Scots Pine. Got a clear view-mandibles obvious.

46: 25 Apr 2024 Mr

Location: Stainton Penrith

Name: Gerry Moore

White stork seen this morning about 10:35 flying with black backed gulls, at a guess double the size of the black backed gulls. At first I wondered if it was an osprey but the long trailing legs and long neck did not fit the osprey. Seen flying above alpaca farm.  

47: 24 Apr 2024 Whimbrels

Location: Biggar Bank, Walney

Name: Andrea Collins

Twelve Whimbrels on the beach below the Biggar Bank carpark, Walney Island.


48: 23 Apr 2024 Swift

Location: Siddick Pond

Name: Paul Reeves

Single Swift over Siddick Pond this evening along with many Swallows and Sand Martins.

49: 22 Apr 2024 Swift – single Swift by River Lune at 11.45am

Location: Coat Flatt, Tebay

Name: John France

50: 22 Apr 2024 Cuckoo

Location: Wythop valley

Name: Steve Haigh

Calling male on 22nd April.  This is one day earlier than 2023 and 3 days later than 2022.  1st May 2 calling males now resident in Wythop valley