Some moths from May 2010

July 11th 2010

May in Assynt can sometimes be a great month for moths especially large day flying moths like the fox moth and northern eggar.

Fox Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May
Fox Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May
Poplar Hawk Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May 2010
Poplar Hawk Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May 2010

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Recent Sightings

Harbour Porpoise

three adults, one of which had a calf, off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Common Scoter

19 birds flying north off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Great Northern Diver

single bird in breeding plumage, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (14/06)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

three birds Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (14/06)

Whooper Swan

single adult bird on Loch Cul Fraioch (Robin Shrubsole) (13/06)

Whimbrel

Six at Clachtoll crofts disturbed by three great skuas flying overhead (AS) (13/06)

Sand Martin

single bird Allt nan Uamh, at start of Bone caves walk (Robin Shrubsole) (12/06)

Mountain Hare

single animal spooked from below grassy bank, Beinn an Fhuarain plateau (Robin Shrubsole) (12/06)

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