Sightings for March 2011

April 8th 2011

White-tailed Sea Eagle at Culkein Stoer on 3rd March (Val Switalski).

Great-spotted Woodpecker drumming at Glencanisp lodge 4th March (Stuart Belshaw).

First Pied Wagtail at Clachtoll 4th March (Andy Summers).

First Lapwings to return to Clachtoll 5th March (Andy Summers).

First Eider Ducks in Lochinver Bay 9th March (Andy Summers).

Pair of Black-throated Divers displaying on Loch Assynt 10th March.

First Queen White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) at Clachtoll 16th March (Fingal Summers).

Pair of Golden Eagles at Brackloch 17th March (Doug Mainland).

Otter at Church of Scotland, Lochinver 19th March (Andy Summers).

Osprey at Torbreck 20th March (Gwen Richards)

32 Twite at Clachtoll 25th March (Andy Summers).

First Wheatear seen on Stoer Peat Road 26th March (Claire Belshaw).

First Common Sandpiper at Loch Assynt 26th March (Helen Morrison)

Ravens feeding young at nest Caldha burn, Inchnadamph 27th March (Andy Summers).

41 Whooper Swans flying over Clachtoll 28th March (Andy Summers).

6 Bullfinches at the Glac, Lochinver 28th March (Andy Summers).

20 Redwing at Inchnadamph 28th March (Helen Morrison).

Meadow Pipits singing at Loch Assynt side 28th March (Andy Summers).

First Black-headed Gull Lochinver bay 31st march (Andy Summers).

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Recent Sightings

Great Northern Diver

single bird in almost complete breeding plumage, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (15/10)

Great Skua

single bird over Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (15/10)

Long-tailed Tit

noisy, active flock of c12 birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (14/10)

Common Dolphin

two small, very active pods (12 and 6) off Clachtoll (DAH) (13/10)

Great White Egret

single bird feeding along north-east side of Loch Borralan (Les and Liz Pearce). This is the first known record of this Grey Heron sized bird in Assynt. It also follows on from Les and Liz adding Little Egret to the Assynt bird list last September! (Photo Gallery - Birds) (12/10)

Redwing

c60 birds, Clashnessie (DAH) (12/10)

Mistle Thrush

three birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (12/10)

Moorhen

four birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (12/10)

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