Sightings for November 2011

November 22nd 2011

Common Scoter at Maiden Loch, 5th November (Andy Summers).

Goshawk, Drumrunie, 6th November (Bill Badger). 

Massive numbers of Scandinavian Blackbirds throughout Assynt in November (Andy Summers). 

200+ Fieldfares at Clachtoll 7th November (Andy Summers).

3 Woodcock at dusk in ditches beside Glencanisp road 9th November (andy Summers).

Long-tailed Duck and 9 Grey Herons in Lochinver bay 10th November (Andy Summers).

15 Eurasian Teal at Loch na Clais 10th November (David and Avril Haines).

Male Peregrine at Raffin 10th November (David and Avril Haines).

 8 Eurasian Wigeon (4 females) at Clashnessie 12th November (David and Avril Haines); later 2 at Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll 18th November.

13 Northern Lapwings, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 5 Redshank 12+ Rock Pipits Culkein Stoer 12th November (Andy Summers).

c90 Great Black-backed Gulls at Oldany Estuary 13th November (David and Avril Haines).

4 Taiga Bean Geese (NEW SPECIES FOR ASSYNT) at Raffin 14-18th November (David and Avril Haines).

7 Whooper Swans at Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll 12th November; 3 Loch na Claise 16th November, 6 at Culkein Drumbeg 19th November (David and Avril Haines).

14 Common Eiders flying past Rubh’ an Dunain 14th November (David and Avril Haines).

c150 Starlings at Culkein Stoer 14th November (David and Avril Haines).

Red Admiral Butterfly at Ardvar 16th November (Becky Garvey).

35 Ruddy Turnstones on the islands off Culkein Drumbeg 16th November (David and Avril Haines).

32 Greylag Geese, 3 Tufted Ducks, 3 Goldeneye, one female Pochard at Loch na Clais 16th November (David and Avril Haines).

18 Eurasian Curlew at Stoer Green 17th November (David and Avril Haines).

12 Long-tailed Tits Culkein Drumbeg 17th November (David and Avril Haines).

Otter eating fish on rocks at Culkein Stoer 18th November (David and Avril Haines).

6 Great Northern Divers Culkein Stoer 18th November (David and Avril Haines).

c30 Chaffinches, 10 Greenfinches and one female Stonechat at Lagg, Dumbeg 19th November (David and Avril Haines).

c30 Jackdaws at Elphin 20th November (David and Avril Haines).

25 Twite at Clachtoll 22nd November (Tony Mainwood).

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Recent Sightings

Frog Spawn

around 12 clumps in roadside ditch near Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). The first record for the last four years: 2018 - 13 March; 2017 - 19 Feb; 2016 - 3 March; 2015 - 19 Feb. (16/02)

Wigeon

single female Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)

Grey Heron

seven birds Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)

Curlew

nine birds Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)

Toad

single animal Loch Culag (Fiona Carter) (15/02)

Song Thrush

single bird in full song at 7.30am, Nedd (Ian Evans) (13/02)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

single bird in Lochinver garden (Jane and Ian Young) (11/02)

Dipper

three birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (11/02)

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