Sightings for January 2010

March 10th 2010

10 Long-tailed Tits at Badnaban 18th January (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins).

Great-spotted Woodpecker at Badnaban 18th January (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins).

10 Long-tailed Tits also atLochinver Post Office 11th January.

Single Goldcrest Strathan 20th January (Clarinda Chant).

Blackcap at Inverkirkaig 6th December 2009.

Barn Owl at Cathair Dubh, near Clachtoll, 13th January (Roger and Sandy Glover).

2 Moorhen at School House Strathan, 14th January (Don Campbell).

5 Moorhen at Loch an Aigel, Stoer, 18th January (Andy Summers).

1Moorhen at Tigh Bhan, Balchladich, 17th January (Gwen Richards).

Tracks of large cat seen at Raffin 17th January (Maureen Shannon).

Single Lapwing near Loch na Claise, Clashmore, 17th January (Gordon Sleight).

Tawny Owl at Balchladich 19th January (Sharon Bartram). 

Reed Bunting in garden at Achnacarnin 7th January (Pam MacKenzie).

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Recent Sightings

Great Northern Diver

single bird in almost complete breeding plumage, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (15/10)

Great Skua

single bird over Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (15/10)

Long-tailed Tit

noisy, active flock of c12 birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (14/10)

Common Dolphin

two small, very active pods (12 and 6) off Clachtoll (DAH) (13/10)

Great White Egret

single bird feeding along north-east side of Loch Borralan (Les and Liz Pearce). This is the first known record of this Grey Heron sized bird in Assynt. It also follows on from Les and Liz adding Little Egret to the Assynt bird list last September! (Photo Gallery - Birds) (12/10)

Redwing

c60 birds, Clashnessie (DAH) (12/10)

Mistle Thrush

three birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (12/10)

Moorhen

four birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (12/10)

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