81: 12 Oct 2023 Brisk Morning Walk with a surprise – Short Eared Owl
Name: Silversteen Graham
Was on my morning walk this morning with Luba (our dog) and looked over the moorland where I spotted a Short Eared Owl, I knew it was one straight away from the yellowy brown colour on it’s top side and the distinct dark circles around its yellow eyes, I normally just carry on walking but this was a sight to be seen. I gave my wife (Julie) a call and she was straight down with the binoculars, we’ve watched it low level for about 30 minutes hunting vole. We will hopefully see some more coming out now it’s getting chillier!
82: 12 Oct 2023 2 Whooper swans
Location: Earnsea Bay
Name: John Forster
Flying south and calling
83: 12 Oct 2023 Off note at Talkin Tarn this morning.
Location: Talkin Tarn
Name: David Dixon
6 Whooper Swans, male Scaup, 5 Gadwall, 3 Goosander.
84: 12 Oct 2023 Whooper Swans
Location: Solway coast
Name: Peter Finn
7 adult Whooper swans of the sea off Maryport Golf Club early afternoon, plus 3 x summer plumage Red T Divers off Allonby, also, c30 adult Whoopers on pond at Parkhead farm SE of Silloth
85: 12 Oct 2023 Whooper swans
Location: Seen from Hartland Road, Barrow-in-Furness.
Name: Peter D Fisher
Flock of about 50 swans, heard before I saw them. Passed by before I had a chance to count them.
86: 12 Oct 2023 2 Greenshank and single Wheatear
Location: Grune Point
Name: Paul Reeves
Late afternoon at Grune point – single Wheatear and 2 Greenshank.
87: 11 Oct 2023 Six Cattle Egrets
Location: Black Dyke Flash, Arnside
Name: Ronnie Irving
SIX Cattle Egrets flew in at 11:30 am
88: 11 Oct 2023 Dotterel – 1 male
Location: Eel Cragg, Buttermere
Name: Barbara Matthewson
89: 10 Oct 2023 Garganey – 1 female
Location: Campfield Scrape Pools
Name: Chris per Birding Cumbria
90: 10 Oct 2023 Whooper Swan & Cetti’s Warbler
Location: Siddick Pond, Workington
Name: Matthew Reeves
Solitary Whooper Swan on Siddick Pond this evening, along with vocal Cetti’s Warbler