Sightings

21st November 2018

  • Curlew: 18 on crofts at Clachtoll (AS)

20th November 2018

  • Sparrowhawk: single bird lying over B869 near Rhicarn (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)

19th November 2018

  • Barn Owl: Single on fence post by road near Inchnadamph 6pm (AS)

18th November 2018

  • Red Admiral: single butterfly sunning itself, Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)
  • Merlin: single bird chasing a pipit, Balchladich (Bill and Val Badger)
  • Otter: single animal swimming across Loch na Bruthaich in the semi-darkness (DAH)
  • Pipistrelle Bat: three animals 'hawking' around the trees along the road from the Oldany River towards Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Another sign of how mild the weather is.

16th November 2018

  • Great Northern Diver: single bird Bay of Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)
  • Snipe: single bird on wetland SE of Broch, Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)
  • Turnstone: 18 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Grey Heron: seven birds Oldany Estuary (DAH)
  • Pied Wagtail: single winter plumage male, Clachtoll (DAH). Quite a late record but the mild weather must still be providing enough insect food

13th November 2018

  • Merlin: single bird near Pollan (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)

12th November 2018

  • Otter: single animal near the sandy inlet south east side of Split Rock promontory (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)
  • Curlew: 24 birds Bay of Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell)
  • Goldeneye: four birds (2 pair) Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh, near Achmelvich Bridge (DAH)
  • Little Grebe: three birds Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh, near Achmelvich Bridge (DAH)

11th November 2018

  • Long-tailed Tit: 12 birds feeding around Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Great Northern Diver: single bird off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Shag: c63 birds on rocks below Stoer Head Lighthouse along with three Cormorants (DAH)
  • Redwing: eight birds Balchladich (DAH)
  • Teal: nine birds (3 male, 6 female) Loch na Claise and also a pair on Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Little Grebe: three birds Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Peregrine: single bird unsuccessfully chasing a Rock Dove in level flight, near Achnacarnin (DAH)
  • Turnstone: nine birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Reed Bunting: two 1st-winter males Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Starling: c95 birds Culkein Stoer (DAH)

10th November 2018

  • Merlin: single bird in the area above Maiden Loch, Clachtoll (Liz Burns)
  • Woodcock: single bird lifted from side of road at Loch na Bruthaich (DAH)
  • Rook: single adult bird flying between Clashnessie and Totag (DAH). Another single bird record of this corvid species.
  • Grey Heron: six birds Oldany Estuary (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: four birds on Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)

9th November 2018

  • Curlew: five birds Clachtoll (Ennis Jones and Richard Chappell)
  • Dipper: single bird on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (Ennis Jones and Richard Chappell)
  • Waxwing: two birds on snowberry in Balchladich garden (Lesley & Gordon Sleight)

8th November 2018

  • Whooper Swan: four birds on Loch Culag (Chris and Clarinda Chant)
  • Tufted Duck: eight birds including 4 males at Loch Awe (AS)

7th November 2018

  • Redshank: five birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Ringed Plover: 18 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Black-headed Gull: four adult birds Clashnessie Bay (DAH)
  • Red-breasted Merganser: six birds (4 male, 2 female) Clashnessie Bay (DAH)

5th November 2018

  • Kestrel: single female hunting near Stoer Primary School (DAH)

3rd November 2018

  • Lapland Bunting: single 1st-winter bird on ground below nut feeder, Balchladich (Gordon and Lesley Sleight)

1st November 2018

  • Barnacle Goose: five birds at Clachtoll (Paul and Lis Burnett)
  • White-tailed Eagle: single bird flying north-east over Torbreck (Paul and Lis Burnett)
  • Goldeneye: two females Loch Awe (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: five birds (2 adult, 3 juveniles) Loch Awe (DAH)