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

Frog Spawn

around 12 clumps in roadside ditch near Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). The first record for the last four years: 2018 - 13 March; 2017 - 19 Feb; 2016 - 3 March; 2015 - 19 Feb. (16/02)

Wigeon

single female Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)

Grey Heron

seven birds Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)

Curlew

nine birds Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)

Toad

single animal Loch Culag (Fiona Carter) (15/02)

Song Thrush

single bird in full song at 7.30am, Nedd (Ian Evans) (13/02)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

single bird in Lochinver garden (Jane and Ian Young) (11/02)

Dipper

three birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (11/02)

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