PRIZE COMPETITION – Help Us Find Assynt’s Champion Trees

April 8th 2018

Prize Competition

Help Us Find Assynt’s Champion Trees

Do you have a favourite tree in Assynt?  It could be one you have grown up with, one you planted years ago, it might be big, it might be small, old or young, beautifully smooth or gnarled and twisted or it might just be growing against all the odds.

No matter why it’s your favourite we would like you to let us know about it. Simply send us a single photo of your tree and tell us where it is (a six-figure grid reference would be great), the date of the photo, who you are, and, most importantly, why you think it is a champion.

At the end of the year the Field Club committee will consider all the entries and declare the 2018 Champion of Champions.

You can enter up to five trees and, if one of yours is the Champion of Champions and you were the first to nominate it, you will win a copy of the international bestseller ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ by Peter Wohlleben.

Please email us your nomination(s) at assyntwildlife@gmail.com. We look forward to finding out about your champion trees.

Here is a link to a story on our website about one Champion Tree we have already found.

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Recent Sightings

Kittiwake

c100 adult and 1st-winter birds feeding off Clachtoll (DAH) (24/09)

Tufted Duck

two male birds on Loch Drumbeg (DAH) (22/09)

Merlin

single bird near Stoer Village Hall (DAH) (21/09)

UPDATE on colour-ringed Oystercatcher

we have heard back from the Icelandic Wader Group regarding the colour-ringed Oystercatcher spotted at Bay of Culkein on Tuesday. It was ringed, as an adult, near its nest while it was territory-guarding on 19th May this year; the location was Eskifjorour which is on the east coast of Iceland. We will post a short article on the Field Club's website in the next few days regarding other sightings of colour-ringed birds recorded in Assynt (DAH) (20/09)

Pink-footed Goose

c225, in four skeins, heading east over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Oh boy, it's autumn! (20/09)

Wigeon

single male in eclipse plumage Loch Inver (DAH) (20/09)

Manx Shearwater

young bird rescued from a garden at Inchnadamph (Chris Rix/Andy Summers). The bird, which was well off-course, was successfully released at Stoer the next day. (18/09)

Oystercatcher

four birds resting on rocks Bay of Culkein (DAH). One of these birds, an adult, had a combination of coloured rings on its legs. The details have been submitted to the appropriate ringing scheme, which appears to be the International Wader Study Group, and we will report back once we hear from them. (18/09)

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