Sightings for May 2010

May 17th 2010

pair Shelduck flying past lighthouse 2nd May (Andy Summers)

2 Minke Whale at Stoer lighthouse 2nd May (reported)

Basking Shark at Raffin 2nd May (Andy Summers)

Eight Whimbrel at Clachtoll 2nd May (andy Summers)

Female Common Scoter Lochinver bay 6th May (David and Avril Haines)

Grasshopper Warbler singing behind Visitor Centre, Lochinver 6th May (Roz Summers)

Mallard with nine tiny chicks at Clachtoll 9th May (Andy Summers)

Stoat takes sparrow chicks from nest at Clachtoll 9th May (Andy Summers)

Green Tiger Beetle at Inverkirkaig 9th May (Roz Summers)

Black Stork at Loch Borralan 11th May (Bertie Wycherley)

4 Killer Whales and youing one reported from Durness 13th May (Donald Mitchell)

Osprey taking bog fish loch Veyatie 17th may (Julie-Ann MacLeod)

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Recent Sightings

Garganey

single male Loch Neil Bhain (DAH). This is only the third Assynt record of this species. Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Lapwing

three adult birds and one chick, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (19/05)

Whimbrel

two birds near Culkein Drumbeg jetty (DAH). Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Risso's Dolphin

four animals off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (19/05)

Arctic Tern

15+ birds on offshore island Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/05)

Shelduck

pair still present Oldany estuary area (DAH) (19/05)

Golden Plover

at least four birds on grazing land Balchladich (Janet French) (18/05)

Arctic Skua

both a dark and a pale morph bird off Stoerhead Lighthouse (Mal Edwards) (17/05)

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