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

Cormorant

single immature bird, Loch Drumbeg (Ian Evans). Photo Gallery - Birds (17/03)

Curlew

17 birds, Stoer green (DAH) (17/03)

Whooper Swan

three adults and a single 1st-winter bird, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (17/03)

Merlin

single male pursuing aforementioned Skylark without success, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (17/03)

Skylark

single bird on fence wire, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (17/03)

Common Gull

69 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/03)

Redwing

5+ birds on deer feeding ground, Ardvar (Ian Evans) (16/03)

Eider

four males displaying to single female, Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH) (16/03)

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