November 2017 Sightings

29th November 2017

  • Snow Bunting: single bird Balchladich (Claire Belshaw)

28th November 2017

  • Sanderling: single bird Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Turnstone: eight birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Redshank: two birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Starling: small murmuration over Culkein Stoer, started with 17 birds then 56 then 70+ (DAH)
  • Fieldfare: single bird Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Woodcock: single bird at bottom of 'Fank Brae' near Oldany and several others at roadside towards Ardvar (Ian Evans)
  • Water shrew: single live animal Ardvar (Beccy Garvey)

24th November 2017

  • Cormorant: single bird on Clashnessie croft (Roger Kershaw). This bird was most likely exhausted.
  • Little Auk: single, recently dead bird on Clashnessie beach (Roger and Eva Kershaw). Photo on 'Birds Gallery'

21st November 2017

  • Treecreeper: single bird on Oak tree Culag Woods (Romany Garnett)
  • Dipper: five on River Inver near Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH)
  • Otter: single adult feeding on rocks below War Memorial, Lochinver (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: two Loch Inver near breakwater (DAH)

20th November 2017

  • Barnacle Goose: c32 on Eilean Chrona (DAH)
  • Goldfinch: eight in Balchladich garden (DAH)
  • Wigeon: two (1 male, 1 female) Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Kestrel: single female Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Redshank: five Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Turnstone: 19 Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Oystercatcher: 42 Bay of Culkein (DAH)

19th November 2017

  • Common Seal: 28 on, and in the water around, Eilean Bad nam Ban, Badnaban Bay (Dave Bird)
  • Great Northern Diver: four Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)
  • Red-breasted Merganser: six, including one displaying male, Oldany estuary (DAH)
  • Wood Pigeon: 13 flying over Loch Eileanach, Lagg (DAH)

17th November 2017

  • White-tailed Eagle: single bird drifting slowly over Calda House, Loch Assynt (DAH)

16th November 2017

  • Great Tit: six on one peanut feeder Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

15th November 2017

  • Little Grebe: two birds Lochan Saile (Romany Garnett)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: single bird Culag Woods (Claire Belshaw)

14th November 2017

  • Merlin: single bird flew low across road near Stoer Village Hall (DAH)
  • Divers: single Great Northern and Red-throated divers Clashnessie Bay (DAH)

12th November 2017

  • Pine Marten: single animal near Loch Culag/Culag Woods (Fiona Carter)
  • Curlew: single bird, along with five Oystercatchers, Badnaban Bay (Dave Bird)

11th November 2017

  • Teal: eight birds Oldany Estuary (DAH)
  • Grey Heron: 11 birds roosting Oldany Estuary (DAH)
  • Long-tailed Tit: Feeding station Lochside House, Loch Culag (Fiona Carter)

10th November 2017

  • Twite: six birds Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Redwing: 125+ feeding on Clachtoll crofts (DAH)
  • Purple Sandpiper: single bird Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Turnstone: 13 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: single bird Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Black-headed Gull: three adult birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)

8th November 2017

  • Goldeneye: two females Loch Drumbeg (DAH)

7th November 2017

  • Male Sparrowhawk: single male bird watching Rock Doves scavenging hen feed (David Slator and Vanessa Ling)

6th November 2017

  • Tufted Duck: single male Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH)

5th November 2017

  • Dipper: single bird on the River Traligill, Inchnadamph (Fiona Carter)
  • Buzzard: four birds over Clashnessie (A & M Taylor)
  • Redwing: c50 Culkein Stoer and c70 Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Redshank: two birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: single adult bird Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Sparrowhawk: two birds mobbing a Buzzard, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

4th November 2017

  • Fieldfare: 25 feeding in rowan trees Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Brambling: single female in garden at Torbreck (Gwen Richards)

3rd November 2017

  • Ptarmigan: single bird in winter plumage on roadside verge near Loch Assynt Lodge (Fiona Carter)
  • Woodcock: single bird on track to Cnocnaneach near Loch Druim Suardalain (Gwen Richards)

1st November 2017

  • Tawny Owl: two birds heard calling with one seen in flight at edge of Culag Woods (Fiona Carter)
  • Whooper Swan: seven flying east over croft at Torbreck (Gwen Richards)
  • Raven: six birds, one of which was being mobbed by a Sparrowhawk over Torbreck croft (Gwen Richards)