Sightings for October 2011

October 20th 2011

13 Brent Geese at Culkein Stoer 9th October  (Gwen Richards).

Dead Albacore Tuna Fish at Culkein Stoer 9th October  (Gwen Richards).

44 Whooper Swans at Loch Ardvar 11th October (Becky Garvey).

White-tailed Sea Eagle at Inverpolly 12th October (Ian Evan).

12 Whooper Swans on east end of Loch Assynt 13th October (Helen Morrison).

50+ Fieldfares flying over Nedd 13th October (Ian Evans).

Late Peacock Butterfly at Loch Ardvar 11th October (Becky Garvey).

White-tailed Sea Eagle at Duart near Nedd 14th October (John Ross).

Sanderling, Redshank and 2 Turnstones at Culkein Stoer 16th October (Andy Summers).

3 Black-headed Gulls Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll 18th October (Andy Summers).

Juvenile Common (Scarlet) Rosefinch (FIRST FOR ASSYNT) at Inver Park, Lochinver 19-24th October (Julian Jacobsen). Accepted by Highland rare bird panel.

Eider in eclipse at Culkein Stoer 21st October (Andy Summers).

8 Bramblings at Inchnadamph 23rd October (Helen Morrison).

25-30 Goldfinches at Cathair Dubh 23rd October (Roger Glover), later at Clachtoll.

Rough-legged Buzzard at An Coimhleum, Loch Assynt 25th October (Andy Summers).

4 Little Grebes, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Teal and 2 Mallards at lagoon at Oldany 26th October (Andy Summers).

Common Pipistrelle Bats seen flying at dusk in mild weather at Recharn, Torbreck and Scron 27-31st October (Andy Summers).

2 Eurasian Stonechats near Inchnadamph 29th October (David and Avril Haines).

White-tailed Sea Eagle at Altanabradhan, Clachtoll 29th October (Dennis Mollison).

13 Purple Sandpiper, 5+ Kittiwakes at Rubh’ an Dunain 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

Swallow at Culkein Stoer 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

c80 Starlings, 37 Ringed Plover, 15 Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank and 2 winter adult Grey Wagtails at Culkein Stoer 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

2 Common Goldeneye Loch na Clais 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

Late Red Admiral Butterfly at Culkein Stoer 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

Moorhen at Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

Great Northern Diver:  3 Loch Dhrombaig, 2 Clashnessie, 1 Culkein Stoe, and 1 at Balchladdich 31st October (David and Avril Haines).

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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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