Rare and Scarce birds in Cumbria

A selection of some of the scarcer birds that have occurred since 2001 on the Solway and in Cumbria…

Bewick’s Swan – Newton Arlosh, 23rd March 2004

Tundra Bean Goose – Whitrigg, 4th April 2010

Eurasian White-fronted Goose – Kirkbride, 12th April 2006

Greenland White-fronted Goose – Easton, 5th March 2004

Snow Goose – Newton Marsh, 6th March 2007

Snow Goose - Drumburgh, 11th January 2016

Snow Goose – Drumburgh, 11th January 2016

Snow Goose (Blue-morph) – Lessonhall, 13th March 2012

 

Ross’s Goose – Easton, 12th February 2008

Todd's Canada Goose - Cardurnock/Whitrigg, winter 2012/2013

Todd’s Canada Goose – Cardurnock/Whitrigg, winter 2012/2013

Richardson's Canada Goose - Whitrigg, 25th October 2012

Richardson’s Canada Goose – Whitrigg, 25th October 2012

Dark-bellied Brent Goose – Port Carlisle, 19th July 2007 (rare on the Solway)

Black Brant - Roa Island, 28th December 2013

Black Brant – Roa Island, 28th December 2013

Red-breasted Goose – Easton, 16th February 2008

Red-breasted Goose (1w) – Cardurnock, 22nd January 2012

Blue-winged Teal – Longtown, 17th May 2006

Ring-necked Duck – Grasmere, 16th January 2007

Lesser Scaup – Longtown, 24th May 2003

Great Northern Diver – Silloth Docks, 17th December 2003

Red-necked Grebe – Killington Reservoir, 5th March 2006

Red-necked Grebe – Rockcliffe, 16th September 2009

Black-necked Grebe – Whinfell Tarn, 6th April 2004

Leach’s Petrel – Workington, 21st September 2004

Squacco Heron – South Walney, 8th June 2002

Cattle Egret – Grinsdale, 19th February 2008

Great White Egret – Skinburness Marsh, 18th March 2006

Great White Egret – Campfield Marsh, 2nd November 2011

Glossy Ibis - High Foulshaw, 28th September 2013

Glossy Ibis – High Foulshaw, 28th September 2013

Glossy Ibis - Milnthorpe

Glossy Ibis – Milnthorpe, 3rd July 2014

Spoonbill – Campfield Marsh, 21st May 2010

Rough-legged Buzzard – Denton Fell, 21st January 2006

Common Crane – North Plain Farm, 29th June 2003

Dotterel – Cumbrian Fell, May 2010

American Golden Plover (1st summer) – Anthorn, 3rd September 2005

American Golden Plover – Port Carlisle, 18th September 2012 (1st bird of autumn 2012)

American Golden Plover – Cardurnock, 26th October 2012 (2nd bird of autumn 2012)

American Golden Plover – Cardurnock, 28th October 2012 (3rd bird of autumn 2012)

Pacific Golden Plover – Port Carlisle, 2nd July 2005

Pacific Golden Plover – Anthorn, 20th August 2008

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Port Carlisle, 28th July 2010

White-rumped Sandpiper – Anthorn, 29th July 2007

Pectoral Sandpiper – North Plain Farm, 27th April 2004

Pectoral Sandpiper – Port Carlisle, 27th July 2008

Pectoral Sandpiper – Lyth Valley, 25th October 2011

Broad-billed Sandpiper – Port Carlisle, 24th August 2006

Broad-billed Sandpiper – Bowness-on-Solway, 12th May 2011

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Arnside, 25th September 2011

Stilt Sandpiper – Campfield Marsh, 23rd September 2008

Long-billed Dowitcher – Port Carlisle, 23rd September 2005

Long-billed Dowitcher – Port Carlisle, 3rd January 2010

Hudsonian Whimbrel – Walney Island, 17th June 2007

Red-necked Phalarope – Leece Pond, 25th September 2005

Red-necked Phalarope – Rockcliffe, 15th September 2010

Grey Phalarope – Lake Windermere, 25th January 2006

Pomarine Skua – Bowness-on-Solway, May 2009

Yellow-legged Gull – Whitehaven Marina, 21st March 2011

Iceland Gull – Maryport, 21st February 2009

Glaucous Gull – Old Sandsfield, 17th January 2005

Glaucous Gull - Old Sandsfield, 7th February 2012

Glaucous Gull – Old Sandsfield, 7th February 2012

Black Tern – Port Carlisle, 19th September 2010

Black Guillemot - Talkin Tarn, 22nd December 2013

Black Guillemot (probably of the form ‘mandtii’ – a first for Britain) – Talkin Tarn, 22nd December 2013

Red-rumped Swallow – Port Carlisle, 8th November 2006

Water Pipit – Campfield Marsh, 1st April 2005

Waxwing – Penrith, 20th November 2004

Black Redstart – Kirkbride Airfield, 18th February 2006

Yellow-browed Warbler – Whitrigg, 16th October 2010

Siberian Chiffchaff - Lowmill, Dalston, 4th January 2014

Siberian Chiffchaff – Lowmill, Dalston, 4th January 2014

Red-backed Shrike – Haverigg, 27th September 2008

Great Grey Shrike – Dalton Crags, 22nd March 2009

Great Grey Shrike – Alston Moor, 9th April 2009

Woodchat Shrike – Torver Low Common, Coniston, 7th May 2006

Chough – St. Bees Head, 22nd March 2005

Rose-coloured Starling – Kendal, winter 2009/2010

Rose-coloured Starling – Kendal, winter 2009/2010

Serin – South Walney NR, 6th May 2007

Lapland Bunting – Sellafield, 8th October 2008

Snow Bunting – Grune Point, 13th February 2009

 

 

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One Response to Rare and Scarce birds in Cumbria

  1. Ed henderson says:

    Wonderful collection, beautifully presented in a clear and simple way.

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