December 2017 Sightings

31st December 2017

  • Treecreeper: single bird on garden tree Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: three birds Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)
  • Red-breasted Merganser: three males Loch Nedd (DAH)

30th December 2017

  • Rock Pipit: 19+ Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Redshank: four birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Eider: c25 off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)

28th December 2017

  • Goldeneye: three males Loch an Aigeil (DAH)
  • Little Grebe: two birds Lochan Sgeireach (DAH)
  • Tawny Owl: single bird 'keewicking' Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Cormorant: single bird walking on road near Clashnessie beach (Roger and Eva Kershaw)

27th December 2017

  • Turnstone: three birds Bay of Culkein (Tam and Cilla Barnshaw)
  • Sanderling: single bird still showing well Bay of Culkein (Tam and Cilla Barnshaw)

25th December 2017

  • Tufted Duck: two males Loch na Claise (Tam and Cilla Barnshaw)
  • Rock Dove: 47 birds in garden at Clachtoll feeding on seeds on the ground. (AS) 
  • Great Northern Diver: single bird Clashnessie Bay (DAH)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: single bird Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Long-tailed Tit: 12 birds feeding in trees Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

24th December 2017

  • Goldeneye: single males on Lochs Drumbeg and Ruighean an Aitinn (DAH)

21st December 2017

  • Goldeneye: pair on Loch Awe (DAH)
  • Cormorant: single adult bird Loch Awe (DAH)

19th December 2017

  • Goldeneye: three birds (1 male 2 female) on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH)
  • Dipper: two birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH)

18th December 2017

  • Goldeneye: single male Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Kestrel: female hunting over Culkein Stoer (DAH)

17th December 2017

  • Barnacle Goose: 34 on Eilean Chrona off Clashnessie (DAH)

16th December 2017

  • Otter: two animals seen, one of which was consuming an eel, Loch Inver (Dave McBain)
  • Sparrowhawk: single bird hunting Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

15th December 2017

  • Goldcrest: single bird feeding in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards)

12th December 2017

  • Song Thrush: six birds feeding in close proximity Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

11th December 2017

  • Black Guillemot: two birds Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: single bird Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: single birds off Culkein Drumbeg and on Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)
  • Teal: four birds (3 male 1 female) Oldany estuary (DAH)

10th December 2017

  • Long-tailed Tit: at least three birds feeding on bird table in Lochinver garden (Jane Young)

9th December 2017

  • Turnstone: 33 Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: single bird Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Rock Pipit: 21 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Song Thrush: four birds Culkein Stoer (DAH)

8th December 2017

  • Treecreeper: single bird in Strathan garden (Clarinda Chant)

3rd December 2017

  • Black-headed Gull: two birds (1 adult, 1 1st-winter) Balchladich (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: five adult birds Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: single female Loch an Aigeil (DAH)
  • Buzzard: three birds circling near Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Curlew: 10 birds feeding on grazing near split-rock Clachtoll (DAH)
  • White-tailed Eagle: adult bird flying c10 metres above Culkein Drumbeg (DAH))

2nd December 2017

  • Woodcock: single bird flew up from road Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)