September 2019 Sightings

17th September 2019

  • Whooper Swan: single bird on Loch na Claise (Mike Crutch)

16th September 2019

  • Red Admiral butterfly: single butterfly, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Pink-footed Goose: two skeins, both c70 birds, high over Culkein Drumbeg mid-evening (DAH)
  • Moorhen: single adult and well grown juvenile bird, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Tufted Duck: single male, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Sanderling: six juvenile birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)

12th September 2019

  • Brent Goose: 51 pale bellied birds feeding in Bay of Culkein (Rob Swift)
  • Knot: single bird, Bay of Culkein (Rob Swift)
  • Peacock butterfly: single butterfly in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards)

11th September 2019

  • Twite: 80 birds, Achmelvich (Rob Swift)
  • Brent Goose: 18 pale bellied birds flying south, off Rubh'an Dunain (Rob Swift)
  • Spotted Flycatcher: single bird, Culkein Stoer (Rob Swift)
  • Jackdaw: 36 birds, Elphin (DAH)

10th September 2019

  • White-tailed Eagle: single immature bird hunting Fulmars, off Stoerhead Lighthouse, it caught three which all escaped its grasp! (Rob Swift)

9th September 2019

  • Swallow: 10+ birds, Culkein Stoer (Rob Swift)

8th September 2019

  • Dunlin: eight birds, Bay of Culkein (Rob Swift)
  • Sanderling: eight birds, Bay of Culkein (Rob Swift)

7th September 2019

  • Common Hawker: single dragonfly basking in afternoon sun on garage wall, Nedd (Ian Evans)
  • Red Admiral and Speckled Wood: singles of each butterfly on flowers of garden mint, Nedd (Ian Evans)

5th September 2019

  • Magpie: two reports from Culkein Stoer this week - two birds on 2nd September (Ian Evans and daughter) then a single 5th September (Ian and Pam MacKenzie).
  • Long-tailed Tit: 16 birds feeding and moving through birch trees, Torbreck (DAH)
  • Bullfinch: single male, Torbreck (DAH)

3rd September 2019

  • Pomarine Skua: single pale morph adult off Stoer Lighthouse harassing Kittiwake (DAH)
  • Manx Shearwater: 15 birds off Stoer Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Common Dolphin: c14 off Stoer Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Dunlin: 34 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Black-tailed Godwit: single juvenile bird, Culkein Stoer (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Bar-tailed Godwit: three adult birds, Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Harbour Porpoise: Six including a calf seen from Drumbeg viewpoint car park (AS) 
  • Harbour Seal: 71 between Dornie and Culkein Drumbeg harbour moulting on rocks

2nd September 2019

  • White-tailed Eagle: single adult bird just above houses, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

1st September 2019

  • Sparrowhawk: single bird sitting on the ground at top of Badnaban slipway (Gwen Richards)
  • Mistle Thrush: 41 birds on overhead wires, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Sanderling: 20 birds, all juveniles Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Bar-tailed Godwit: two birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)