sightings for March 2010
March 19th 2010
First Frog spawn at Badidarach, Lochinver 6th March (Lyn Fairchild).
Frog spawn at Clachtoll 12th March (Fiona Phipps)
First Skylark at Clachtoll 4th March (Andy Summers)
First Black-throated Diver back on breeding lochs seen at Maiden Loch, Clachtoll 12th March (Claire Belshaw).
2 Bullfinch at Cathair Dubh, Clachtoll 16th March (Sandy Glover).
First Eider Ducks back in Lochinver Bay 17th March (Andy Summers).
First Pied Wagtails back Clachtoll 8th March (Andy Summers)
First Lapwings back at Clashmore 13th March (Fiona Mackenzie)
Dead Woodock reported at Loch Assynt 16th March (Helen Morrison)
First Oystercatchers back at Loch Assynt 8th Morch (Helen Morrison).
6 Whooper Swans still at Lochinver School Loch 18th March (Clarinda Chant).
Great Northern Diver
single bird in almost complete breeding plumage, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (15/10)
single bird over Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (15/10)
noisy, active flock of c12 birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (14/10)
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)
c60 birds, Clashnessie (DAH) (12/10)
three birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (12/10)
four birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (12/10)