Sightings for September 2010

September 28th 2010

30+ Common Dolphins at Achmelvich 2nd September (Sandy Glover)

Ring Ouzel on slopes of Quinag  2nd September (Lucy Wallace)

10 Common Dolphins in Enard Bay 3rd September (Neil Lloyd-Jenkins)

Basking Shark at Clachtoll 5th September (reported by tourist)

Basking Shark at Inverkirkaig 9th September (Karen Stewart)

House Martens still feeding young at Drumbeg 3rd September (Andy Summers)

100+ Twite at Clachtoll 6th September (Andy Summers)

40-50 Twite at Achmelvich 9th September (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins)

9 Sanderling and 5 Knot Culkein bay 12th September (David & Avril Haines)

700+ Manx Shearwaters and one Sooty Shearwater off Rubh’an Dunan 14th September (David & Avril Haines)

First skeins of Pink-feet Geese flying overhead 14th September (David & Avril Haines)

3 Pale bellied Brent Geese Culkein Stoer 14th September (David & Avril Haines)

6 Wigeon Culkein bay 14th September (David & Avril Haines)

350 Manx Shearwaters in Lochinver bay 17th September (Andy Summers)

65 Jackdaws at Elphin 18th September (David & Avril Haines)

Barn Owl at Knockan 26th September (Fiona Saywell)

39 Ringed Plover at Culkein Stoer 26th September (Andy Summers)

Pine Marten near Loch Assynt Lodge 28th September (Andy Summers)

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Recent Sightings

Grasshopper Warbler

single 'reeling' bird, Little Assynt Tree Nursery (Val Badger) (24/04)

Blackcap

single singing male at beginning of path to Kirkaig Falls, Inverkirkaig (Gwen Richards) (24/04)

Speckled Wood butterfly

two butterflies on Torbreck croft (Gwen Richards) (24/04)

Stoat

single animal climbing up house drainpipe, Clachtoll (Susie Bower-Browng)  (24/04)

Cuckoo

two birds seen and heard Drumbeg peat road (DAH) (23/04)

Chiffchaff

single bird singing Cnoc Glas, Drumbeg (DAH) (23/04)

Black-spotted longhorn beetle (Rhagium mordax)

single in Achmelvich garden (Richard Evans) (22/04)

Palmate Newt

two in Loch Leathad a'Phris Droighinn, Clachtoll (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards). One of these was a male in breeding condition. (22/04)

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