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

Harbour Porpoise

three off Split Rock, Clachtoll (Paul Burnett) (20/08)

Common Dolphin

15+ north-west of Split Rock, Clachtoll (Paul Burnett) (20/08)

Goldfinch

22 Culkein Stoer and 14 Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/08)

Waders on Migration

Dunlin 7; Sanderling 1; Ringed Plover 42; Redshank (juveniles) 2; Oystercatcher 49; Turnstone 3; Curlew 8 and Whimbrel 1, all Bay of Culkein/Culkein Stoer (DAH) (18/08)

Merlin

single bird near Clashnessie (DAH) (18/08)

Goldeneye

single female Loch Drumbeg (DAH) (11/08)

White-tailed Eagle

immature bird off Kirkaig Point (Adrian Stabler) (08/08)

Larch Ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata)

single beetle foraging, Culkein Stoer (DAH). This appears to be only the third record of this species for Assynt, the last being in 2008 near Inchnadamph. It is probably very under recorded. Photos Gallery - Beetles (08/08)

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