Sightings

17th March 2019

  • Cormorant: single immature bird, Loch Drumbeg (Ian Evans). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Curlew: 17 birds, Stoer green (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: three adults and a single 1st-winter bird, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Merlin: single male pursuing aforementioned Skylark without success, Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Skylark: single bird on fence wire, Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Common Gull: 69 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)

16th March 2019

  • Redwing: 5+ birds on deer feeding ground, Ardvar (Ian Evans)
  • Eider: four males displaying to single female, Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH)
  • Tufted Duck: Two males on Loch Sgeireach, Stoer (AS)
  • Reed Bunting: Male in garden at Clachtoll (AS)

15th March 2019

  • Goldeneye: single male and two females, Loch Ruighean an Aitinn, Drumbeg (DAH)

13th March 2019

  • Black Grouse: Male flying over low at Ledmore junction towards Elphin north of the road  (AS)
  • Oystercatcher: Two pairs back on breeding sites at Loch Borralan (AS)

10th March 2019

  • Lapwing: Flock of ten at Clachtoll (AS)

9th March 2019

  • Treecreeper: Pair feeding on hazel tree bark, Cnoc nan Each, Glencanisp (AS)
  • Lesser Redpoll: Six birds feeding on hazel trees at Cnoc nan Each, Glencanisp (AS)
  • Tufted Duck: three males, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: six adult birds, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Turnstone: eight birds feeding, Bay of Culkein (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds

8th March 2019

  • Great-spotted Woodpecker: 4 birds at Glencanisp Lodge (AS)
  • White-tailed Eagle: two birds over Soyea Island (Willie Macleod)

7th March 2019

  • Whooper Swan: five birds on Loch Culag (Beryl Southall)

6th March 2019

  • Linnet: Adult feeding in garden Clachtoll (AS)

5th March 2019

  • Water Rail: single bird heard calling, Loch na Claise (Claire Belshaw)
  • Otter: single animal running along tideline, Bay of Culkein (Kath Ainslie)
  • Goldeneye: four birds (2 male, 2 female), Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh, Achmelvich road (DAH)
  • Pied Wagtail: Ten plus birds at Stoer (AS)

2nd March 2019

  • Great-spotted Woodpecker: Single bird drumming at the top of a dead spruce tree in the Culag woods (AS)
  • Goosander: Pair on the river Kirkaig (AS)
  • Skylark: At least three singing at Clachtoll (AS)

1st March 2019

  • Pipistrelle Bat: 4 plus seen flying at Inchnadamph (Robin Patten)
  • Lapwing: Pair on territory at Ledmore junction (AS)