Sightings

15th January 2019

  • Dipper: four birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH)

14th January 2019

  • Little Grebe: three birds Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH)

11th January 2019

  • Purple Sandpiper: single bird in with c30 Ringed Plover, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Redshank: six birds feeding, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Eider: 16 birds (10 male, 6 female) off Raffin Bothies (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: raft of five birds off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Fulmar: 70+ birds on cliffs below Stoer Head Lighthouse with 40+ flying just off the cliffs (DAH)
  • Sparrowhawk: female bird chasing and following single Snipe into reed beds at west end of Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: four birds (3 male, 1 female) Loch na Claise (DAH)

10th January 2019

  • White-tailed Eagle: single subadult bird hunting Fulmar over west of parish (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds

9th January 2019

  • Teal: c12 birds, Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh near Achmelvich Bridge (Romany Garnett)

8th January 2019

  • Moorhen: single bird Loch an Aigeil (Ian Evans)
  • White-tailed Eagle: two birds over Achmelvich (Paul and Lis Burnett)

7th January 2019

  • Harbour Porpoise: two seen off Clachtoll (Paul and Lis Burnett)

6th January 2019

  • Long-tailed Tit: 6+ in Birch trees on road to Glencanisp Lodge (Adele Hersey)
  • Long-tailed Tit: seven birds on garden fat ball feeder, Lochinver (David & Irene McGrath). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Harbour Porpoise: three animals off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Barnacle Goose: 18+ birds on Eilean Chrona (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: single bird off Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Redshank: four birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: three birds (1 male, 2 female) Loch Drumbeg (DAH)

5th January 2019

  • Treecreeper: single bird in Torbreck woodland (Paul and Lis Burnett)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: single male and female in Torbreck garden (Paul and Lis Burnett)
  • Wigeon: single female Oldany estuary (DAH)
  • Teal: three males and a single female Oldany estuary (DAH)
  • Curlew: six birds on Stoer green (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: pair on Lochan Fearna, near Strathcroy (DAH)

3rd January 2019

  • Rock Dove: 33 at Clachtoll (AS)
  • Dipper: Adult singing on river bank at the Bone Caves (AS) 

2nd January 2019

  • Otter: single animal feeding in Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)

1st January 2019

  • Tufted Duck: three male birds Loch na Claise (Tam and Cilla Barnshaw)
  • Little Grebe: three birds Loch na Claise (Tam and Cilla Barnshaw)
  • Great Northern Diver: single bird on sea off Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: three birds flying over Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Curlew: 13 birds over Split Rock, Clachtoll (DAH)