16th March 2018

  • Stoat: single animal still in full ermine Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Skylark: 14 flying over Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Lapwing: single bird feeding on Stoer Green (DAH)
  • Ringed Plover: eight feeding on Stoer Green (DAH)

14th March 2018

  • Lapwing: 25 flying around Culkein Stoer (Lesley Sleight and Annella Bulch)
  • Meadow Pipit: 20 feeding on grazing land around old cemetery Stoer (Bill and Val Badger)

13th March 2018

  • Black-throated Diver: single bird on Maiden Loch near Clachtoll (Paul Burnett)
  • Frogspawn: 10+ clumps in road ditch Pollachapuill road, Culkein Drumbeg (Ian Evans). One clump was frosted indicating it had possibly been in situ since the last night of minus temperatures which was 9th/10th March.
  • Curlew: 15+ Stoer Green (Ian Evans)

12th March 2018

  • Goosander: single male on River Inver (Gwen Richards)
  • Orca: two sighted off Clachtoll at around 08:30; one was a male (Pat Cheyne)
  • Goldeneye: pair on River Inver near Little Assynt (Paul Burnett)
  • Harbour Porpoise: six separate sightings off Stoer Head Lighthouse including a mother and calf (DAH)
  • Eider: 48+ off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) 
  • Red-throated Diver: six off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Badger: two animals in Nedd garden (Ian Evans). One of these animals was a full adult however, the other was clearly an immature but it had a sandy-coloured coat
  • Common Frog: at least three in garden pond Nedd (Ian Evans), The following day, 13th March, there were 10+ frogs and one clump of spawn.

11th March 2018

  • Siskin: two, possibly a pair, Strathan garden (Clarinda Chant)

10th March 2018

  • Sparrowhawk: single bird sitting in Culkein Drumbeg garden next to peanut feeder (Mairi MacRae)

9th March 2018

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: bird heard drumming in Culag Wood (DAH)
  • Pink-footed Goose: single feeding with three Greylag Geese Culag Park, Lochinver (DAH). Photo Birds Gallery

8th March 2018

  • Little Grebe: single bird Lochan Sgeireach (DAH)

7th March 2018

  • Goldeneye: single male on unnamed loch near 81 Torbreck (Gwen Richards)
  • Curlew: 15 on grazings around Loch an Aigeil (DAH). Photo Birds Gallery
  • Redwing: ten feeding around fank Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Redshank: three birds Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Common Scoter: two females still present, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Rock Pipit: 17+ Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Ringed Plover: ten Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Whooper Swan: the family group of two adults and four 1st-winter birds have moved again, this time to Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Teal: single male and two females Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Goosander: pair on River Kirkaig, above Old Bridge Pool (Malcolm Bangor-Jones)

6th March 2018

  • Skylark: seven feeding Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

5th March 2018

  • Female snow bunting: single female near the old fank at the top of Glenleraig (Beccy Garvey)
  • Woodcock: single bird feeding in Badnaban garden (Les and Liz Pearce)
  • Bird song: a slight rise in temperature today and we recorded the following species singing; Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Great Tit and Coal Tit, all Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Greenfinch: two males Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Thrushes: six Mistle Thrush, four Fieldfare, three Blackbirds and a single Song Thrush, all Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

3rd March 2018

  • Woodcock: two birds just outside Nedd garden (Ian Evans)
  • Tufted Duck: four including three males on Loch na Claise (AS)
  • Jack Snipe: single flushed from wet area at Clachtoll (AS)
  • Greylag Goose: 34 on Clachtoll crofts (AS)
  • Whooper Swan: family group of two adults and four immature at Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (AS)
  • Lapwing: single bird flying near Loch an Aigeil (Stuart Belshaw)
  • Pine Marten: single animal in the vicinity of Lochinver Primary School (Fiona Carter)

2nd March 2018

  • Little Grebe: single bird Loch an Aigeil (Bill and Val Badger)
  • Goldeneye: two males Loch an Aigeil (Bill and Val Badger)
  • Whooper Swan: six birds (2 adults, 4 1st-winter) Loch an Aigeil (DAH). This is very likely a family group with last year's youngsters still with their parents. Photo on Birds Gallery.
  • Lapwing: two birds flew in from the sea towards Clachtoll broch (DAH)
  • Golden Plover: single bird feeding amongst rocks Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Meadow Pipit: single bird feeding at Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Snipe: several reports of birds feeding in gardens, single Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) and two Clashmore (Martin Hall). Photo on Birds Gallery
  • Skylark: two birds feeding Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Lapwing: single bird mobbing Hooded Crow, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Skylark: two birds feeding and roosting in Torbreck garden for several days (Gwen Richards). Photo on Birds Gallery
  • Redwing: single bird feeding on bird table with other thrushes in Inchnadamph garden (Helen Morrison)

1st March 2018

  • Fieldfare and Song Thrush: singles of each thrush species in Badnaban garden (Dave Bird). Photo on Birds Gallery