Sightings – March 2010

March 19th 2010

Sightings – March 2010 (as reported at Field Club indoor meeting)

First Frog spawn at Badidarach, Lochinver 6th March (Lyn Fairchild)

Frog spawn at Clachtoll 12th March (Fiona Phipps)

First Skylark at Clachtoll 4th March (Andy Summers)

First Black-throated Diver back on breeding lochs seen at Maiden Loch, Clachtoll 12th March (Claire Belshaw)

2 Bullfinch at Cathair Dubh, Clachtoll 16th March (Sandy Glover)

First Eider Ducks back in Lochinver Bay 17th March (Andy Summers)

First Pied Wagtails back Clachtoll 8th March (Andy Summers)

First Lapwings back at Clashmore 13th March (Fiona Mackenzie)

Dead Woodock reported at Loch Assynt 16th March (Helen Morrison)

First Oystercatchers back at Loch Assynt 8th March (Helen Morrison)

6 Whooper Swans still at Lochinver School Loch 18th March (Clarinda Chant)

Waxwing at Inverkirkaig 19th March (Gita Erram)

White-tailed Eagle with white wing tag at Elphin 30th March (Robert Kinnaird)

First Wheatear Balchladich 23rd March (Robert Kinnaird).

First Black-headed Gull Loch an Aigel, Clachtoll 22nd March (Andy Summers).

Egg shell of Collard Dove at Torbreck 26th March (Gwen Richards)

Male Hen Harrier at Elphin 30th March (Robert Kinnaird)


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Shore Sexton Beetle (Necrodes littoralis)

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Single animal in garden, Nedd (Ian Evans) (28/10)

Bar-tailed Godwit

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Great Northern Diver

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Long-tailed Tit

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