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

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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