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71: 21 Oct 2023 Goldeneye

Location: Siddick Pond, Workington

Name: Matthew Reeves

1 Male Goldeneye, 2 Whooper Swans and brief glimpse of  Cetti’s Warbler on Siddick Pond today


72: 21 Oct 2023 Cattle Egret

Location: Arnside

Name: Jonathan Lishman

7 Cattle Egret with cows by Back road to Storth from Black dyke. Also 2 female Marsh Harrier.

73: 21 Oct 2023 Long Tailed Duck

Location: Silecroft

Name: Jonathan Lishman

1 Female flew North. Also 1dp Arctic Skua and a Single Sandwich Tern.

74: 19 Oct 2023 Spoonbill – 1

Location: Ulverston Slag Bank

Name: Mike Douglas via birding cumbria

75: 19 Oct 2023 Marsh Tits x 2

Location: Near Sawrey LA22 0JX

Name: Paul Martin

Seen for the last few days visiting the bird feeder. Usually seen regularly but not for a few months

76: 15 Oct 2023 Cattle Egret

Location: Kents Bank

Name: Jonathan Lishman

1 Cattle Egret flew over Saltmarsh with 3 Little Egret. 3 Great White Egret on Saltmarsh. 2 Swallow South and 2 House Martin by Train Station.

77: 15 Oct 2023 Six Cattle Egrets

Location: Arnside Tower Farm

Name: Ronnie Irving

At least six birds on the flooded stream NE of the farm, possibly seven birds present but could only count six when I moved from Black Dyke Road to the Far Arnside road to check.

78: 14 Oct 2023 Lesser Yellowlegs – 1

Location: Grune Point

Name: RBA

79: 14 Oct 2023 Cattle Egret – 5

Location: Black Dyke Flood, Arnside

Name: Rob Pocklington via cumbria birding

80: 14 Oct 2023 Velvet Scoter – 1 drake

Location: Bowness-on-Solway

Name: Alan Tilmouth per C Taylor via Birding Cumbria