Sightings for November 2010

November 19th 2010

Otter with 3 young in Lochinver bay 3rd November (Alex MacDonald)

8 Tufted Ducks at och Awe 4th November (Andy Summers)

Male Brambling at Clachtoll 7th November (Andy Summers)

First Goldeneye at Loch Ailsh 7th November (Doug Mainland)

Barn Owl at Clashnessie 12th November (Vanessa Ling)

Injured first winter Whooper Swan at Inverkirkaig 13th November (Alex Dickson). Fishing line was removed but hook was swallowed.

Merlin near Loch Assynt Lodge 15th November (Duncan MacDonald)

Otter at Stoer near telephone box 18th November (Scott Taylor)

Male Blackcap at Lochend, Stoer 17-19th November (Jeff Parker-Eaton)

Large wave of Woodcock seem to have arrived and can be seen at the side of the roads at dark 20th November (Roz Summers)

Four Scarce Umber Moths at light, Nedd, 21st November Pat & Ian Evans).

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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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