BIRDS and WAXWING sightings
White-tailed Eagle – 1 (adult) over Scron, 27th December (A. Summers) This helps soften the blow of the dead eagle from the 23rd, a bit!
Barn Owl – 1 in Clachtoll garden, 26th December (A. Cook)
White-tailed Eagle – Sadly this was a report of a dead bird on the beach at Balchladich on 23rd December (A. Roberts). Andy Summers visited the site on the 26th and removed a leg ring and coloured wing tag from it so that the bird’s history can be obtained.
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BIRDS and WAXWING SIGHTINGS
Moorhen – 1 Loch na Claise and Loch an Aigeil, 30th November
Goldeneye – 3 (1 male 2 female) Loch an Aigeil, 30th November
Woodcock – 4 Torbreck, 30th November (G. Richards)
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Long-tailed Tit – 8 in garden Clashmore, 31st October (GS)
Redwing and Fieldfare – c1000 Cnocnaneach, 31st October
Woodcock – 1 near Rhicarn, 30th October (AS)
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Jackdaw – 28 feeding near Elphin, 29th September
Brent Goose – 10 Bay of Culkein and 6 Clashnessie Bay, 28th September. All these birds were of the ‘pale bellied’ race which arrive at this time from Greenland or Arctic Canada.
Red-breasted Merganser – 4 (females) Loch Druim Suardalain, 27th September
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Golden Eagle – 2 over Clachtoll, 31st August (AV)
Short-eared Owl – 1 near Loch Crom, Glencanisp, 31st August (AS). A rare sighting for Assynt of a species which may be under-recorded.
Red Kite – 2 over Stoer, 28th August. The second sighting of two Kites in as many months.
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Red Kite – 2 over Stoer (AC) and then Balchladich (EK), 31st July. A rare sighting for Assynt and one bird could have been a juvenile so lets hope its looking for a territory!
Lapwing – 28 adult and juvenile birds Loch na Claise, 31st July
Common Gull – 50 Balchladich Bay, 31st July
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Moorhen – 1 Loch an Aigeil, 28th June
Spotted Flycatcher – 1 near Achmelvich Bridge, 28th June
Little Grebe – 1 Lochan Sgeireach nr. Stoer, 28th June
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Snipe – 1 near Loch Awe, 31st May
Wigeon – 1 (male) Loch Awe, 31st May
Common Whitethroat – 1 singing male Glencanisp road, 30th May A rare record for Assynt, although this species is probably under-recorded.
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Cuckoo – near Clachtoll, 26th April
Ring Ouzel – 2 pairs on scree slopes of Beinn Gharbh, 24th April.
Meadow Pipit – over 70 on grass at Clachtoll camp site, 22nd April
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Pink-footed Goose – 44 heading NW over Culkein Drumbeg, 31st March (IME)
Peregrine – 1 immature harassing gulls Oldany Estuary, 31st March
Shelduck – 1 (male) Oldany Estuary, 31st March
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