Sightings for January 2011

January 25th 2011

17 Curlew at Clachtoll 2nd January (Andy Summers)

2 Barnacle Geese at Culkein Stoer 2nd January (Andy Summers)

9 dead frogs in garden pond at Clachtoll 3rd January (Andy Summers)

White Stoat at Culkein Stoer 7th January (Mr and Mrs MacLennan)

1 Barnacle Gooose at Culkein Stoer 9th January (David Haines)

1 Slavonian Grebe in Lochinver bay 13th January (Andy Summers)

1 Merlin on slopes of Quinag 16th January (Clarinda Chant)

4 Goosander on Loch Borralan 17th January (Andy Summers)

8 Bullfinch in woods at An Coimhleum near Loch Assynt 20th January (Andy Summers)

White Stoat at Clachtoll 18th January (Billy MacPhail)

28 Greylag Geese on Stoer Green 18th January (Gwen Richards)

14 Curlew at Clachtoll 23rd January (Andy Summers)

41 Twite at Clachtoll 23rd January (Andy Summers)

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Recent Sightings

Harbour Porpoise

three off Split Rock, Clachtoll (Paul Burnett) (20/08)

Common Dolphin

15+ north-west of Split Rock, Clachtoll (Paul Burnett) (20/08)

Goldfinch

22 Culkein Stoer and 14 Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/08)

Waders on Migration

Dunlin 7; Sanderling 1; Ringed Plover 42; Redshank (juveniles) 2; Oystercatcher 49; Turnstone 3; Curlew 8 and Whimbrel 1, all Bay of Culkein/Culkein Stoer (DAH) (18/08)

Merlin

single bird near Clashnessie (DAH) (18/08)

Goldeneye

single female Loch Drumbeg (DAH) (11/08)

White-tailed Eagle

immature bird off Kirkaig Point (Adrian Stabler) (08/08)

Larch Ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata)

single beetle foraging, Culkein Stoer (DAH). This appears to be only the third record of this species for Assynt, the last being in 2008 near Inchnadamph. It is probably very under recorded. Photos Gallery - Beetles (08/08)

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