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

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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