February 2018 Sightings

28th February 2018

  • Skylark: 14 feeding on lightly snow covered croft land Clachtoll (DAH
  • Goldeneye: three males Loch an Aigeil (DAH)

27th February 2018

  • Golden Eagle: single adult flying over the road at Skiag bridge (AS)
  • Mallard: four pairs on the River Inver near the Battlefield (AS)
  • Golden Plover: 51 feeding in field at Achmore Farm near Ardvreck (AS)
  • Sparrowhawk: single bird seen near Rienachait where it flew up from roadside, perched, then went down again (Ian Evans and Ann Nicoll)

26th February 2018

  • White-tailed bumble bee: single in Ardvar garden collecting pollen from snowdrops (Beccy Garvey)
  • Frog: single in Nedd garden (John Ross)
  • Black-throated Diver: single bird gaining breeding plumage Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Lapwing: single male on grazings Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Golden Plover: 11 on grazings Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: four off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH)

25th February 2018

  • Risso’s Dolphin: four adults c800 mts. off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH). Photo on Marine Gallery
  • Eider: 44 off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Skylark: 12 feeding in fank Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: single birds off Bay of Culkein and Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Common Scoter: two females still present in Bay of Culkein (DAH)

24th February 2018

  • Skylark: single at Culkein Stoer and four, seen close-up feeding on spilt hay, Stoer Lighthouse carpark (Gwen Richards/Ian Evans)

23rd February 2018

  • Glaucous Gull: two immature birds on shore opposite old post office, Lochinver (Gwen Richards)
  • Jackdaw: c30 Elphin (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: four adults Loch Awe (DAH)
  • Tufted Duck: two pairs Loch Awe (DAH)

21st February 2018

  • Stoat: single animal in full ermine Clachtoll Campsite (Jim Galway)
  • Skylark: single bird singing over Clachtoll campsite (Jim Galway)
  • Otter: single animal feeding in Loch Inver (DAH)
  • Pied Wagtail: single male Stoer green (DAH)
  • Fox Moth: fully grown larva, 'basking' on heather, Gleann Leireag (Ian Evans/Gwen Richards)

20th February 2018

  • Razorbill: single bird feeding Clashnessie Bay (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: two birds Clashnessie Bay (DAH)
  • Robin: four birds singing all within close proximity to one another, Clashnessie (DAH)
  • Lesser Redpoll: eight birds on wires Clashnessie (DAH)

19th February 2018

  • Pied Wagtail: single male at Drumbeg (DAH). Another of our breeding migrants has returned!

18th February 2018

  • Skylark: single birds Balchladich and Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Kestrel: female hunting Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Reed Bunting: two males Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Puffin: two birds off Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Black Guillemot: five (3 in summer plumage, 2 in winter plumage) Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Curlew: 15 Stoer green and six Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Turnstone: eight birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)

17th February 2018

  • Iceland Gull: single with Common Gulls, Lochinver (AS)
  • Peregrine: flying over Clachtoll being mobbed by 2 Buzzards (AS)
  • White-tailed Sea Eagle: immature flying over Clachtoll (AS)

16th February 2018

  • Greenfinch: three birds including one male singing Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Black Guillemot: two in breeding plumage Loch Dhrombaig and a single in winter plumage Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: seven Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)
  • Goldfinch: three feeding in Lochinver Garden (Jane Young)

15th February 2018

  • Otter: feeding at mouth of Culag river, Lochinver (AS)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: single bird feeding in Lochinver garden (Jane Young)

14th February 2018

  • Golden Eagle: Pair over Lochinver, flew towards Glencanisp (AS)
  • Common Seal: five hauled out on the rocks below Church of Scotland, Lochinver (Gwen Richards)
  • Goosander: a pair near the White Shore, Culag Woods (Gwen Richards)

13th February 2018

  • Teal: two pairs Oldany estuary (DAH)
  • Wigeon: a pair Oldany estuary (DAH)

10th February 2018

  • Dipper: single bird Loch nan Claidhmhnean (NC162320) (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: five flying over Clachtoll (Bill and Val Badger)

9th February 2018

  • Goldeneye: a pair on Loch Drumbeg and two males on Loch Ruighean an Aitinn (DAH)

8th February 2018

  • Fieldfare: single bird along with single Mistle Thrush Oldany farm (DAH)
  • Greylag Goose: 20 feeding around Oldany farm (DAH)

5th February 2018

  • House Sparrow: 18+ near Cruachan Lodge (DAH)
  • Buzzard: three over Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Rock Pipit: 15+ Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Curlew: 15 Balchladich (DAH)
  • Greylag Goose: 24 Balchladich, 6 Culkein Stoer and 13 Oldany (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: two males Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Tufted Duck: three males Loch na Claise (DAH)

4th February 2018

  • Risso’s Dolphin: single adult male off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: 12 off Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Mistle Thrush: single bird singing Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

2nd February 2018

  • Harbour Porpoise: single adult between Rubh'an Dunain and Eilean Chrona (DAH)
  • Peregrine: male bird hunting near Achnacarnin (DAH)
  • Thrushes: three Redwing; two Song Thrush and single Blackbird and Fieldfare, Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Common Scoter: two females off jetty Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: single bird off Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: single bird off Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Sparrowhawk: female chasing two Redshank Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Barnacle Goose: 20+ on Eilean Chrona (DAH)