Sightings in January 2013

January 1st 2013

BIRDS

Great Northern Diver – Culkein Stoer, 30th January (Andy Summers)

54 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 4 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 32 Oystercatycher – Culkein Stoer, 30th January (Andy Summers)

Greylag Geese – 7 Clachtoll, 29th January (Andy Summers)

Great Northern Diver – Lochinver bay 28th January (Andy Summers) 

Long-tailed Duck – 1 male Lochinver bay, 26th January (Gwen Richards)

Great Northern Diver – 1 Lochinver bay, 20th -25th January (Andy Summers)

Slavonian Grebe – 1 adult in winter plumage Lochinver bay, 25th January (Andy Summers)

Goldeneye – 3 males and 3 females Loch na Claise, 24th January (Andy Summers)

Curlew – 13 Stoer beach, 24th January (Andy Summers)

Red Kite – Scron view point on road to Stoer, 22nd January (Stuart Belshaw)

Wigeon – 5 including 2 males Cam Loch, 20th January (Andy Summers)

Golden Eagle – Adult pair and first winter at Little Assynt, 20th January (Andy Summers)

Brambling – single at Torbreck, 17th January (Gwen Richards)

Red Kite – single at Loch an Ordain Lochinver, 17th January (John Gorman)

House Sparrow – 31 Clachtoll, 14th January (Andy Summers)

Red-breasted Merganser – 5 Lochinver Bay, 12th January (Andy Summers)

White-tailed Sea Eagle – 1 Lochinver, 8th January (Romany Garnet)

White-tailed Sea Eagle –  2 birds seen at Kylesku since New Year, 7th January. 

Black-throated Diver – 1 Lochinver, 7th January (Andy Summers)

Goldfinch – 3 Clachtoll,  7th January (Andy Summers)

 

OTHERS

Otter – Oldany River, 22nd January (Derek Spenser)

large Otter – River Inver, 15th January (Derek Spenser)

Pipistrelle Batflying in day time at Achmelvich, 7th January (Romany Garnet)

Otter – Lochinver Bay, 7th January (Andy Summers)

Pipistrelle Batflying in day time Elphin, 6th Januray (Rosie Christmas)

Pipistrelle Batflying in day time Lochinver, 3rd January (Andy Summers). It has been incredibly mild recently at over 10degrees

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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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