Sightings for February 2011

March 2nd 2011

Tawny Owl near cattle grid at Drumbeg on 9th February (Derek Spenser)

Minimum 31 Common Seals at Culkein Drumbeg/Oldany 10th February (Andy Summers)

Barn Owl at Inchnadamph on 11th February (Derek Spenser)

Pair of  Shelduck at Culkein Drumbeg 13th February (David Haines)

1 male Wigeon at Culkein Drumbeg 13th February (David Haines)

4 Eider ducks (3 males) at Rubh’an Dunain 14th February (David Haines)

35 Barnacle Geese flying over Clasnessie 14th February (David Haines)

180 Fulmar on Cliffs east of Stoer Point 14th February (David Haines)

7 Purple Sandpipers at Culkein Bay  14th February (David Haines)

17 Turnstones at Culkein Bay  14th February (David Haines)

Pair of Black-throated Divers on small loch on Aeroplane Flats 15th February (Peter MacGregor).

1 Knot at Culkein Stoer 18th february (David Haines)

6 Great Northern Divers from Culkein Bay to west of Rubh’an Dunain 18th February (David Haines)

First reported Palmate Newt at Loch Drumbeg 19th February (David Haines

21 Curlew at Clachtoll 21st February (Andy Summers)

First Frog spawn reported at Drumbeg 21st February (Teresa Weinburg)

Mass movement of Toads starting Loch an Ordain (Andy Summers)

9 pairs of Mallards at Loch Neil Bhain, Stoer 22nd February (Andy Summers).

13 Red-breasted Mergansers in Lochinver Bay 25th February (Andy Summers).

Pair of Black-throated Divers on breeding loch 28th February (Brian Scott).

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Recent Sightings

Black-tailed Godwit

single bird Bay of Culkein (Janet French). Photo - Gallery Birds (21/05)

Garganey

single male Loch Neil Bhain (DAH). This is only the third Assynt record of this species. Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Lapwing

three adult birds and one chick, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (19/05)

Whimbrel

two birds near Culkein Drumbeg jetty (DAH). Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Risso's Dolphin

four animals off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (19/05)

Arctic Tern

15+ birds on offshore island Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/05)

Shelduck

pair still present Oldany estuary area (DAH) (19/05)

Golden Plover

at least four birds on grazing land Balchladich (Janet French) (18/05)

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