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51: 6 Nov 2023 Red-necked Grebe – 1

Location: Talkin Tarn

Name: Pete Howard via Birding Cumbria

52: 5 Nov 2023 Slavonian Grebe – 1

Location: Workington Harbour

Name: Birdguides

53: 5 Nov 2023 Ring Ouzel – 1

Location: Sleddale Hall

Name: Roy Bottomley

54: 5 Nov 2023 Great White Egret – 1

Location: Wet Sleddale

Name: Roy Bottomley

55: 4 Nov 2023 Purple Sandpiper

Location: Workington Pier

Name: Matthew Reeves

Small number of Purple Sandpiper on Workington Pier


56: 4 Nov 2023 Whooper Swans

Location: Fields near Aldingham beside Ulverston to Barrow coast road.

Name: Andrea Collins

A small group of twelve Whooper Swans feeding in stubble fields near Aldingham. Four adults and eight young, so perhaps two family groups?


57: 31 Oct 2023 Pink footed Geese

Location: Southwaite

Name: John Grant

2000                           2000+ pink footed geese feeding on a stubble field near village. Plus 3 ravens.      

58: 31 Oct 2023 Osprey 1 heading south

Location: Eskmeals

Name: Dave Shackleton

59: 29 Oct 2023 Great White Egret

Location: Swindale Foot, Swindale

Name: Lee Schofield

Seen by several rspb staff members of the course of the last few days. Feeding in the flooded fields below Swindale Foot Farmyard.


60: 29 Oct 2023 Water Pipit – 5 over high tide period

Location: Biggar Bank, flooded horse paddocks

Name: Walney Bird Observatory