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).

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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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