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61: 28 Oct 2023 Swift

Location: Skelton, Penrith

Name: Spike Webb

Probable Common Swift seen briefly heading over village  

62: 28 Oct 2023 Lesser Yellowlegs – 1

Location: Grune Point

Name: Jonathan Lishman

63: 27 Oct 2023 Waxwing – 1

Location: Crow Park, Keswick

Name: Jake Manson

64: 26 Oct 2023 Treecreeper

Location: Aira Force Waterfall

Name: Sue

  • Brief sighting as it was running up an oak tree!

65: 26 Oct 2023 Yellow-browed Warbler – 1

Location: Biggar, Walney Island

Name: BirdGuides

66: 25 Oct 2023 Two red kite

Location: A5091, just north of Dockray

Name: Sue

Two red kite standing and feeding on sheep corpse on field, just other side of wall from the road.

67: 25 Oct 2023 Pink feet

Location: Rockcliffe Marsh

Name: Shaun Donockley


68: 25 Oct 2023 Snow Buntuing – 1

Location: Walney

Name: Walney Bird Observatory

69: 25 Oct 2023 Merlin

Location: Rattlebeck Bridge, Glenridding Beck

Name: Sue

Lovely clear view of a merlin, flying up from stone wall then into tree.

70: 22 Oct 2023 Great White Egret

Location: Ambleside

Name: Julian Smith

In flight (quite high) between Rothay Bridge and the head of Lake Windermere.