Sightings for October 2010

October 13th 2010

Otter at Culkein Stoer 2nd October (Simon MacLeod)

2 Peacock butterflies at Clachtoll 2nd October (Andy Summers)

80-100 Ringed Plover, 2 black-tailed Godwit, a single Knot and a Wigeon at Culkein Stoer on 5th October (Jean and Ian Forbes)

20 Redwings at Stoer 10th October (Howard Grey).

65 Golden Plover at Stoer 10th October (Howard Grey).

Whooper Swan at Loch na Clais 11th October (Doug Mainland).

Pine Marten Loch Assynt side 11th October (reported)

White-tail Eagle at Inchnadamph 11th October (Peter Macgregor)

Red Admiral Butterflies at Clachtoll 13th October (Andy Summers)

Peregrine taking goose at Ardbhair 13th October (Becky Garvie)

Male Blackcap in garden at Balchladich on 14th October (Gordon Sleight)

16 Whooper Swans at Adbhair on 21st October (Becky Garvie)

2 leucistic Chaffinches at Inchnadamph 19th October (Helen Morrison)

Single Stoat at Inverkirkaig 19th october (Lesley Thomas)

15 Whooper Swans flying over Inverkirkaig 19th October (Lesley Thomas)

Further recent dead Greenfinches at Cathair Dubh 19th October (Roger Glover) and Achmelvich 25th October (Doug Mainland) implies the Trichomonas parastite is still around.

20+ Waxwings at Cathair Dubh, Clachtoll on 24th October (Roger Glover)

10 Waxwings at Inver park, Lochinver 26th October (Andy Summers)

1 Waxwing at Nedd 31st October (Ian Evans)

8 Waxwings at Lochend, Stoer 31st October (Jeff Parker-Eaton)

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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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