Assynt Naturalists

The Field Club has been efficient over the years at recording and making information available about Assynt’s wildlife. However, we have not been as diligent at providing information about our wildlife recorders!

This section of our website was created in January 2019 to help address this. We will use this page to put faces to some of those who have provided the ‘what, where and when’ during the history of the Field Club.

Sadly, by the nature of such a section, we are most likely to be providing obituaries of those naturalists who gave so freely and happily of their time and expertise. They have provided us all with a unique opportunity to gain a much fuller understanding and appreciation of Assynt’s Wildlife.

We also aim to acknowledge those who are still recording and reporting; we hope that this page will also be able to satisfy that ambition.

John Philip Blunt (1943-2011): An Appreciation [The Highland Naturalist 8, pp. 32-33 (May 2012)] (1.2MB docx + jpeg)

Patricia Anne Evans (1929-2015): Obituary [BSBI Yearbook 2016 pp. 95-99 (2016)] (260KB pdf)

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Recent Sightings

Black-tailed Godwit

single bird Bay of Culkein (Janet French). Photo - Gallery Birds (21/05)

Garganey

single male Loch Neil Bhain (DAH). This is only the third Assynt record of this species. Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Lapwing

three adult birds and one chick, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (19/05)

Whimbrel

two birds near Culkein Drumbeg jetty (DAH). Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Risso's Dolphin

four animals off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (19/05)

Arctic Tern

15+ birds on offshore island Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/05)

Shelduck

pair still present Oldany estuary area (DAH) (19/05)

Golden Plover

at least four birds on grazing land Balchladich (Janet French) (18/05)

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