August 2019 Sightings

25th August 2019

  • Harbour Porpoise: single animal off Bay of Stoer and two off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Sanderling: single adult and two juvenile birds, Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: six adult birds Bay of Stoer (DAH)

23rd August 2019

  • Sanderling: 10 birds Bay of Culkein (Paul Burnett)
  • Whimbrel: 15 birds Culkein Stoer (Paul Burnett)
  • Shag: 10 juvenile birds on rocks Clashnessie Bay (DAH)

20th August 2019

  • Harbour Porpoise: three off Split Rock, Clachtoll (Paul Burnett)
  • Common Dolphin: 15+ north-west of Split Rock, Clachtoll (Paul Burnett)
  • Black-throated Diver: six birds off Clachtoll (Paul Burnett)

18th August 2019

  • Goldfinch: 22 Culkein Stoer and 14 Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Waders on Migration: Dunlin 7; Sanderling 1; Ringed Plover 42; Redshank (juveniles) 2; Oystercatcher 49; Turnstone 3; Curlew 8 and Whimbrel 1, all Bay of Culkein/Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Merlin: single bird near Clashnessie (DAH)

11th August 2019

  • Goldeneye: single female Loch Drumbeg (DAH)

8th August 2019

  • White-tailed Eagle: immature bird off Kirkaig Point (Adrian Stabler)
  • Larch Ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata): single beetle foraging, Culkein Stoer (DAH). This appears to be only the third record of this species for Assynt, the last being in 2008 near Inchnadamph. It is probably very under recorded. Photos Gallery - Beetles
  • Stoat: single animal hunting through/on dry stone wall, Balchladich (DAH)

6th August 2019

  • Red-throated Diver: single adult bird flying over Bay of Stoer with large Mackerel in its beak (DAH)
  • Sanderling: four adults, and a single adult Turnstone, Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Common Dolphin: 60+ in four groups at various distances off Bay of Stoer (DAH)

4th August 2019

  • Redshank: two adult birds, Oldany Estuary (DAH)

3rd August 2019

  • Minke Whale: single animal off Raffin (DAH)
  • Common Dolphin: several small pods seen from Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Whimbrel: single bird on grazing near Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Twite: flock of c20 birds, Balchladich (DAH)
  • Tufted Duck: adult male in eclipse plumage, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Pied Wagtail: 14 birds, juveniles and adults, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Dunlin: single bird, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Lapwing: single adult and three well grown juveniles, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)

1st August 2019

  • Sparrowhawk: single bird, Badnaban garden (Dave Bird). Dived, unsuccessfully, at speed into a group of Rock Doves ground feeding beneath garden feeders.