Sightings for August 2010

August 25th 2010

White-tailed Sea Eagle at Loch Assynt 3rd August (Derek Spenser)

28 Black-throated Divers in Clachtoll Bay 3rd August (reported by visitor)

Long-eared Owl in garden at Stoer 6th August (Claire Belshaw)

6 Manx Shearwaters in Enard Bay 8th August (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins)

50-60 Common Dolphins at Clachtoll 8th August (reported by visitor)

80 Common Gulls at Clachtoll 15th August (Andy Summers)

Minke whale at Clachtoll 11th August (reported by visitor)

Solitary Bees at Clachtoll make their first appearance of the year 15th August (Andy Summers)

Meadow grasshoppers at Pollan 15th August (Andy Summers)

Pine marten with young at Eas Brachaidh 17th August (Tina LLoyd-Jenkins)

5 Minke whales at Stoer lighthouse 18th August (reported by visitor)

Stoat at Inchnadamph 18th august (Andy Summers)

Very white Common Buzzard at Culkein Stoer 18th August (Maisie Macleod)

60 Twite at at Culkein Stoer 19th August (Andy Summers)

5 Harbour Porpoise at Clachtoll 22nd August (reported)

3 Juvenile Goldfinches at Nedd 24th August (Ian Evans)

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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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